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Police I.D. murdered 16-year-old

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Police I.D. murdered 16-year-old

CREATED May. 29, 2012 - UPDATED: May. 30, 2012

Reporter:  Jessica Chapin
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police have identified a 16-year-old who was fatally injured and dumped in an alley Tuesday as Kaitlin Chico.

Police say they got several calls from drivers about people arguing inside a car to the point that it was swerving around the road near 22nd and Alvernon at around 8:15a.m Tuesday.  Then, police saw the car exit a neighborhood near Broadway and Craycroft, stopping in the Toys 'R' Us parking lot where a man and woman made a run for it.

According to police, the man and woman dumped the 16-year-old in the neighborhood as they drove through.

Police caught the woman, a 19-year-old, at the Embassy Suites next to the Toys 'R' Us lot.  While searching for the man, they found the girl.  She was transported to a hospital but died of her injuries.  Police are still looking for a 20-year-old man they believe to be involved.

Diane Dale has lived in the neighborhood next to the alley for more than 20 years.  She was stunned to see her home surrounded by police Tuesday morning.

"They had the helicopters here they had a Doberman they had a German Shepard.  The police presence here was just phenomenal this morning," she said, "They finally let me in and told me that someone had been murdered and that I should go inside and lock my doors."

Stunned, Dale took their advice.

"I sat down at my dining room table with my back to the wall with my loaded 22-magnum for the next three hours," she said.

While Dale and other neighbors tell 9 On Your Side the 16-year-old was stabbed to death, police have not confirmed whether or not that was the case.  They are still investigating, and asking anyone with any information to call 88-CRIME.

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