UPDATE:Police ID one person in Scottsdale murder-suicidePosted: Updated:
UPDATE: The following is a press release from Scottsdale Police:
The police department is confirming the identity of the person that shot himself at 9314 E. Dreyfus as Thomas Sullivan, 55yrs old. He lived at this address.
The police department is confirming that the missing person reported to the police on July 12 is Paul T. Zimmermann, 48yrs old. No pictures are being released.
The identity of the body found the evening of July 14 in the 9500 Block of E. Sweetwater HAS NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED.
Television news Channel 12 and Channel 5 have incorrectly reported that the body has been identified. The identity of the body is still pending OME investigation.
The investigation is progressing, however, there is no new information to report at this time. Information will be made public as it becomes available
SCOTTSDALE -- Two men are in dead in Scottsdale and police are trying to figure out if and how their deaths are connected.
Police have more questions than answers in the situation.
All police know for sure is that one of the deaths was self inflicted. The other is a mystery.
This all started when a family filed a missing-person report for a 48-year-old man Saturday morning. According to the family, the man, identified as Paul Zimmerman, had not been seen since Thursday.
While there was no evidence of foul play at the time, the family was concerned that they had not heard from Zimmerman in two days.
Police located Zimmerman's truck parked on a Scottsdale street Monday morning. Information in the truck led them to a nearby home in the area of 93rd Street and Sweetwater Avenue.
Officers spoke to a man at that home. When the man went back inside to get some identification, officers heard a single gunshot from the backyard. Police searched the home. On the back patio, they found the man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Evidence in the home led them to a construction lot about 1/2 mile away. There they found a body of a man wrapped in a tarp. Detectives are working to identify that person.
Investigators have not figured out how the two men are connected, nor have they positively determined if either of the dead men is Zimmerman.