It is believed that a U.S. Army captain was murdered during a car sale gone wrong in Arizona by a man Abel Uribe.
Officers at the Phoenix Police Department found David Navidad-Parra’s body near an intersection at around 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 16 and determined he had been shot to death, KSAZ-TV reported.
Earlier that night, Navidad-Parra had been reported missing after giving a man a test drive of his vehicle.
Firefighters responded to a report of an abandoned car on fire around the same time Navidad-Parra’s body was found and determined it was his car and it had been involved in a crime.
“The fire department was having a really hard time putting out the flames. It looked like the car was tampered with because normally fires go out pretty easily, but this one was pretty hard to put out,” a neighbor near the fire had said.
In connection with the murder, police arrested 29-year-old Abel Uribe two days later.
Uribe is charged with murder and kidnapping in the first degree. It is not known at this time if this was a targeted or random act.
Detectives with the Phoenix Police Department are still investigating.