Authorities capture double homicide suspect in Sanders case

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Deputies reportedly captured 51-year-old Garry Wilckens Friday morning in Mesa and then transported him to the county jail. (Source: DPS) Deputies reportedly captured 51-year-old Garry Wilckens Friday morning in Mesa and then transported him to the county jail. (Source: DPS)
Investigators say Wilckens was a live-in boyfriend of a daughter of the dead couple at the time. (Source: Arizona DPS) Investigators say Wilckens was a live-in boyfriend of a daughter of the dead couple at the time. (Source: Arizona DPS)
APACHE COUNTY, AZ (AP) -

Authorities say one man has been arrested as a person of interest in a double homicide case in northeastern Arizona.

Apache County Sheriff's Office Commander Roscoe Herrera says deputies captured 51-year-old Garry Wilckens Friday morning in Mesa and then transported him to the county jail.

Officials were asked to do a welfare check at the home of an elderly couple in Sanders after family members made several unanswered phone calls.

Sheriff's deputies made a forced entry into the home and discovered a bedroom window damaged by gunfire.

[RELATED: Couple found dead in Sanders home; person of interest sought]

They found 81-year-old Robert Sorensen and 75-year-old Martha Sorensen dead inside the home from apparent gunshot wounds.

Herrera says Wilckens was a live-in boyfriend of a daughter of the couple at the time and that an investigation is ongoing.

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