An Apache Junction man has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife, police said.
Apache Junction Police Department responded at approximately 7:24 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, to 2200 N. Delaware Drive in reference to a death investigation.
The decedent was identified as 29-year-old Kassondra Maloney.
"Her body was discovered by her husband, Carl Hansen, who had reported he just returned home," Cpl. Marshall Harshman, AJPD's community and media liaison officer, said.
"Upon preliminary investigation obvious signs of trauma were immediately observed on the decedent’s body whereby the Criminal Investigations Division was notified. A search warrant was drafted to search the residence and investigate further as is the norm for this type of investigation," he said.
On May 14 an autopsy was conducted at the Pinal County Medical Examiner’s office and the death was subsequently declared to be a homicide, Cpl. Harshman said.
"Carl Hansen was interviewed at the Apache Junction Police Department. After the interview Hansen was transported to the Pinal County Detention Center where he was booked on the charge of second-degree murder. On Friday, May 15, Hansen’s bond was set at $275,000.00 (secured)," Cpl. Harshman said.
The public is reminded that all persons should be considered innocent until decided otherwise in a court of law. This investigation is still pending further follow up, police said.