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Homicide (911 call released)

Event date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, from 7:38 AM to 7:38 AM

Date: 03/27/2013
Time: 11:00 AM
Report #: 1307129
Location: 16456 N. 103rd Place
Victim Info: 60 yr old female
Suspect Data: Michael J. Cohn 4/22/1951

The following link is to the 911 call Mr. Cohn made to SPD dispatchers. It is being released as per ARS 39-121, the Arizona public records laws.

911 Call: 1307129_911 (wav file)

At about 11:00 AM, SPD received a 911 call from Mr. Cohn reporting that he had strangled his wife. When officers arrived, Mr. Cohn, who lives at this residence, came out and submitted to arrest without incident. Officers found a 60 year old female inside the residence, deceased. The deceased is Mr. Cohn's wife.There are no other occupants and no other persons at the house at the time of the incident. The exact cause of the victim's death will be determined by the medical examiner's office at a later date.

Detectives are looking at the circumstances of the female's death and trying to determine why this happened. The male suspect remains in police custody. Murder charges are pending the completion of the investigation.