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Martin Zarco

Report Number: 1995-058611

Martin Zarco

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.