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Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in Pinal County

FLORENCE, Ariz. – Pinal County deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two people were found deceased inside a home on Wednesday.

Officials were dispatched to the 3800 block of N. Hohokam Rd, outside of Florence, at about 2 a.m., after a family member reported an argument between a man and his wife, police say.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 52-year-old John VanWezel and his wife 42-year-old Cindy VanWezel deceased inside the residence.

Police say the man shot his wife, and then shot himself.

No further details have been released at this time.

The investigation is on-going.


Julia Leon

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Producer at News 4 Tucson. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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