The Chandler Police Department asks for the community’s help in identifying the suspect(s) involved in the following unsolved cases. If you have any information, please call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 480-782-4400, the Silent Hotline at 480-782-4440 or use the online form for Silent Hotline.
Martin Zarco - Report Number 95-058611
On October 6, 1995, between 3 and 4:30 a.m., Martin Zarco was shot and killed while waiting to go to work. Mr. Zarco, age 26, was employed by Coca-Cola and was awaiting the delivery of product to a supermarket when he was killed. This murder occurred in an empty parking lot behind a discount supermarket located on Warner Rd. just west of Arizona Ave. in Chandler, AZ.
The investigation into Martin Zarco’s death showed that he was shot in the head while seated in his red and white 1984 Chevy S-10 pickup truck. Other than the possibility of a robbery attempt, there is no known motive for Mr. Zarco’s murder.
Martin Zarco left behind a loving family who along with the Chandler Police Department would like the person or persons responsible for his death brought to justice.
Debra Sue Murray – Report Number 98-049519
On June 26, 1998, at 4:30 a.m., Debra Sue Murray walked out the front door of her home at 708 W. Shawnee Dr, Chandler, AZ. Debra was on her way to work where she was the manager of a local Jack In The Box fast food restaurant. An unknown person ambushed Debra in her front yard. Debra suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene by responding Chandler Fire Paramedics.
The investigation at the Murray home showed there was forced entry to the attached garage. Items were removed from the garage and left in the driveway. Evidence at the scene led investigators to believe the burglary to the garage was staged, possibly to cover up the true motive for Debra’s murder. No one has ever been arrested for the murder of Debra Sue Murray.
Debra Sue Murray left behind a loving family including her 12-year-old son Timmy. Debra’s family and the Chandler Police Department wish to resolve this case and arrest the person(s) responsible for this senseless act. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Debra Sue Murray’s death.
Juvenile Victim – Report Number 99-23087
On March 27, 1999, between 7:45 and 8:15 p.m., a four year old girl was abducted from the playground area of an apartment complex at McQueen Rd. and Galveston St. in Chandler, AZ. She was taken to another apartment complex located approximately a mile from where she was abducted. Once there, she was violently sexually assaulted and left there by her abductor.
The girl although bleeding badly from her injuries was able to obtain help from residents in the second complex. The girl required major surgery to repair the physical trauma she had suffered from the sexual assault.
The investigation that followed showed that the abductor was seen leaving the first apartment complex with the girl. They were reportedly riding a red or dark colored bicycle. The investigation also found that the suspect had been seen in the playground area of the first complex on previous occasions.
The suspect was described as Spanish speaking and is believed to be a Mexican male. Witnesses described the Mexican male as being in his late teens to mid-twenties around 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing between 135 and 140 pounds. The attached computer generated photo is a composite of the suspect as described by witnesses.
Jarrod Michael Warring – Report Number 03-107146
On November, 3, 2003, at approximately 1930 hours, Jarrod Michael Waring was found shot to death in the alley behind 388 N. Comanche Dr., Chandler, AZ. Waring was inside his girlfriend’s white passenger car at the time of his death, parked just east of Arrowhead Park.
Please contact Silent Witness with any information (602-261-8600.) A reward is being offered for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of a suspect(s). You may also call the Chandler Police Department with any information.