Friday, June 19, 2009
From the Copper News:
"The body of a young Ajo girl was discovered in a wash by the 500 block of Ocotillo, about a block from her home on Solana, about 7 p.m. Thursday. Her death, an apparent homicide, is being investigated by the Pima County Sheriff's Dept."
"An arrest has been made in the Pima County Sheriff's Department investigaton of the homicide of a young girl in the town of Ajo, Arizona.
Evidence at the scene led to a residence, which led to the arrest of 19-year-old Loretto Alegria of Ajo. He has been charged with first degree murder.
It is believed that the child was murdered inside the residence and then dumped in the wash area.
PCSO says around 7:00 p.m. Thursday night, two children riding their bicycles near the wash in the 500 block of West Ocotillo Ave. found the body of a seven-year-old girl. A nearby homeowner called 911.
Sheriff's deputies tells News 4 that there are signs of obvious blunt force trauma to the victim."