Police identify suspect in brutal beating Scottsdale home invasion

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SCOTTSDALE -- The Scottsdale Police Department has identified a suspect in an Oct. 28 home invasion near 85th Street and Cactus Road.

Investigators have received a fingerprint match from the inside of the home.

One suspect identified

Police say the fingerprint belongs to Daniel Gonzalez-Garcia. He is described as an Hispanic male, 36 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 130 pounds. He has a mole under his lower lip.

He was last known to be driving a 1995 blue Jeep with Wisconsin plates. His last known address was an apartment in the 1200 block of North 48th Street in Phoenix.

Gonzalez-Garcia also uses numerous aliases.

The other two suspects are described as a heavier-set Native American male, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and a white male about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build, possibly in his 20s.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS to remain anonymous.


SCOTTSDALE -- Police are investigating an apparent home invasion and burglary at a home near 85th Street and Cactus Road.

According to Officer Dave Pubins of the Scottdale Police Department, three suspects entered the home at about 4 a.m.

While inside, the suspects tied up and beat a male, 68, and a female, 61, and then locked the pair in the master bedroom while the suspects burglarized the home.

The two victims, who were taken to the hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries, believe the suspects left at about 7:15 a.m.

Neighbors said the couple had recently returned from a trip to Mexico. They had someone at their house this week watching their home and their dog.

Police do not know whether it was a random attack or if the victims were targeted.

Police do not have any information about the suspects.