The identity of a man found in the Santa Cruz Wash near Anderson Road south of Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway has been announced and two people have been arrested in the case.
The body of Troy Beebe, 48, of Casa Grande was found just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s office, Beebe was “the victim of a vehicular assault near his home.” The body was taken to the wash, where it was later discovered.
Robin Franklin, 37, and John Radcliff, 36, were arrested by a PCSO detective with expected charges of first-degree murder. They were booked at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.
“Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Beebe as they deal with the loss of a loved one” Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a news release from PCSO. “I want to thank all of our staff involved in investigating this case. Within hours, they were able to track down both suspects and take them into custody. Hopefully, this will bring the victim’s family some closure.”
Previous charges against Franklin have included assault and marijuana possession. Radcliff also had two previous charges of assault, according to court records.