Pima Sheriff: Man found dead in desert was kidnapped

2013-12-11T20:35:00Z 2013-12-11T20:46:02Z Pima Sheriff: Man found dead in desert was kidnappedVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man found dead in the desert Monday on Tucson's southwest side was the victim of a kidnapping, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.

Fabian Maldonado-Leon, 22, was kidnapped from an apartment complex near South Campbell Avenue and East Irvington Road and the suspect demanded money for his return, Deputy Tracy Suitt, an agency spokesman said in a news release.

Maldonado-Leon was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday morning near San Joaquin and Snyder Hill roads.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME (882-7463).

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