Rimrock man arrested after leaving body at fire station

Daniel Harrison

Credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Daniel Harrison

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 5:47 PM

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RIMROCK, Ariz. -- A Rimrock man was arrested after leaving his roommate's body at a fire station.
 
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Daniel Harrison, 30, drove to the Montezuma/Rimrock Fire Station Sunday morning and reported the apparent death of a female seated inside his truck. As a firefighter attempted CPR, Harrison drove away before identifying the woman or himself.
 
The woman was pronounced dead at the firehouse. After several hours of investigation, deputies identified her as Tiffany McGinnis, 25, of Rimrock.

Sheriff's detectives found Harrison and he acknowledged that McGinnis had been his roommate for the past several days. He said he found her incoherent and distraught on the side of a nearby residence after he returned home from work on Saturday.

He took her back to his house and she eventually fell asleep in her bedroom. Harrison said he was aware that McGinnis took prescription medications and thought the drugs were having an effect on her behavior.

Harrison told the detectives that he found her unresponsive and cold to the touch Sunday morning. He claimed he could not find his phone so he put her in his truck and drove her to the fire station.

Harrison was arrested on a felony charge of abandonment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence. He was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center and released on a $3,000 bond.

The cause of death is pending a report from the medical examiner.

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