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Pair arrested in Tucson slaying

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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:54 pm | Updated: 2:43 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Two people have been taken in to custody in connection with the slaying of a woman whose body was found in a South Tucson home last month.

Deonna G. Stork, 42, and Mauro Cipriano Sosa, 44, are facing charges of concealment of a dead body, said Sgt. Richard Munoz, a South Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The couple lived in the home at Borden's Court Apartments, in the 200 block of East 33rd Street, and reportedly drank and got high with Kyles, Munoz said.

Police are still searching for the person who killed Kyles, although they believe that Stork and Sosa may have been plotting with the person and the slaying may have been motivated by jealousy.

Kyles was found dead, wrapped in a carpet, on Feb. 23. She had been dead for at least two days.

At the time the body was found, Stork was home but was bedridden and claimed to know nothing, police said.

A warrant was later issued for Stork and Sosa on the concealment charge.

Early Wednesday morning, an officer spotted Sosa pushing Stork in a wheelchair near 10th Avenue and 25th Street.

Stork was also booked on an unrelated warrant on charges of failure to appear for prostitution and loitering for purposes of prostitution.

Stork and Sosa remained in jail Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on this slaying is asked to call South Tucson Police at 622-3307 or 88-CRIME, the anonymous tip line of the Pima County Attorney's Office.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at 573-4242 or

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