Law enforcement officers investigating a suspicious death in Rancho El Dorado have reclassified the incident as a homicide.
The Maricopa Police Department responded to a call on West Bunker Drive around 7:45 p.m. Jan. 28 in reference to a subject finding his wife deceased in their kitchen “in a pool of blood,” according to a written statement from MPD spokesperson Ricardo Alvarado.
Alvarado said the Pinal County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy Monday to confirm the victim had sustained some sort of undisclosed trauma.
According to Alvarado’s statement, the caller also reported their 2016 blue Honda CRV, license BTS9468, was missing.
“MPD does not believe this is a random act of violence,” Alvarado said.
Police are seeking 23-year-old Marcos Jerell Martinez, as a person of interest. Martinez is 5-feet 11-inches tall, with medium build, and has brown hair and blue eyes.
MPD asks anyone with information about the whereabouts of Martinez to not attempt to approach the subject but to call 520-568-3673, or 911.