Couple found dead in Sanders home; person of interest sought


SANDERS, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a person of interest in a double homicide case in northeastern Arizona.

Apache County Sheriff’s officials were asked to do a welfare check at the home of an elderly couple in Sanders. Family members were concerned after several phone calls went unanswered.

Sheriff’s deputies made a forced entry into the home Saturday after discovering a bedroom window damaged by gunfire.

They found 81-year-old Robert Sorensen and 75-year-old Martha Sorensen dead inside the home from apparent gunshot wounds.

Based on investigative leads and witness accounts, sheriff’s officials say 51-year-old Garry Wilckens has been identified as a person of interest in the double homicide investigation.

They say Wilckens’ last known whereabouts were Queen Creek, and he may be trying to cross the border into Mexico.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Source link