Sheriff's office: Body found in well, man arrested

Sheriff's office: Body found in well, man arrested

Sheriff's office: Body found in well, man arrested

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Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 3 at 2:42 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 75-year-old man whose body was found in an abandoned well west of Tucson.

Pima County Sheriff's detectives located the body of William Sattler 25 feet down the well Wednesday.

They had been investigating the disappearance of the Three Points man, who had been reported missing Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff's officials say Sattler died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

They say 51-year-old Donald Stewart was questioned and then arrested in the case.

He's been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

It's was unclear Thursday if Stewart has an attorney yet.

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Pima County sheriff's detectives have arrested a man in the death of another man whose body was found in an abandoned well in a rural area a day after he was reported missing.

The Sheriff's Department says detectives found the body 25 feet down the well in the desert west of Tucson on Wednesday while investigating the disappearance of a Three Points man who had been reported missing Tuesday afternoon.

The Sheriff's Department says 51-year-old Donald Stewart was questioned and then arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. It's not immediately known whether he has an attorney.

The victim's name was not released immediately but the Sheriff's Department says the body is believed to be that of the person reported missing.

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