Charges dropped against two arrested at Redington Pass
Ina Ronquillo, Cory Marshall
Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department are investigating a homicide that took place Wednesday morning near Redington Pass.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Charges have been dropped for two men arrested for a homicide at Redington Pass earlier this month.
Officials with the Pima County Attorney's Office tell KGUN9 that charges were dropped against Richard Radvansky, 31, and Jesse Ray Simonsen, 27.
Authorities say there was insufficient evidence against the two men.
Deputy Jesus Banuelos tells KGUN9 that on August 14, deputies responded to Redington Road regarding a possible suicide near mile marker eight.
Deputies were advised that a person driving in that area was flagged down by an unknown male who was identified as Radvansky.
Radvansky told the driver that his friend committed suicide and asked him to call the police, said Banuelos.
When deputies arrived, they found the body of a 28-year-old Melissa Sparks, on the side of the road.
Deputies spoke to Radvansky about the incident and learned there was another person involved, identified as Jesse Ray Simonsen, 27.
Deputies located Simonsen a few miles down Redington Road and detained him, said Banuelos.
Homicide detectives were requested and they questioned the two subjects who admitted being with the woman earlier.