Jose Martinez mug shot

Jose Martinez, 30, was arrested Friday morning after a 911 call led investigators to a man’s body on the side of the road just south of 19th and Dunlap avenues.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police have made an arrest in connection to an armed robbery and the death of a man. On Saturday, police said 30-year-old Jose Martinez was arrested.

Dead man found in Phoenix; may be related to an armed robbery in the area

The investigation started when officers found a man near 19th Avenue and Alice around 4 a.m. Friday morning. Phoenix Police Sgt. Vincent Cole says officers were called to the area about a man on the side of the road. When they arrived, they located the man and confirmed he was dead with obvious signs of trauma. 

Cole says a little bit later just after 5 a.m. near 19th Avenue and Hatcher, officers responded to a separate incident of an armed robbery. A person of interest was detained later that day, but it's not clear Martinez is the same person who was detained. The investigation is ongoing. 

Stay with Arizona's Family as the story develops. 

If you have any information, please call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).

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