Mug shot
Chris Warren

A welfare check of a Marana resident led to a homicide arrest. Marana Police Officers conducted a welfare check on Feb. 9 at the 8900 block of North Valhalla Drive and discovered 62-year-old Debra Elaine Fouts deceased inside the residence.

According to MPD officers there were obvious signs of trauma and Marana Police Detectives were sent to the scene to conduct the investigation.

As a result of theinvestigation, MPD Detectives arrested 35-year-old Nathan Ray Fouts for alledged 1st Degree Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. As of now the circumstances and motive surrounding the murder are still under investigation.  

Information gathered by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department led them to believe something may have happened to Debra Elaine Fouts and due to her Marana address, PCSD requested Marana PD conduct the welfare check.

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