Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Firefighter In Kidnapping Case Found Dead

A Yuma Fire Department member who was arrested last month after kidnapping his eleven-month daughter has died. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Jeff Green was found dead Wednesday morning of what appears to have been a self inflicted gunshot wound. We received a statement from the Yuma Fire Department. Public Information Officer Mike Efert said quote, “The Yuma Fire Department family is saddened by this morning’s tragic death of Fire Captain Jeff Green and expresses it’s sympathy for Captain Green’s family. Fire Chief Jack McArthur would like the Yuma community to know that “Our focus, at this tragic time, is on supporting the family in their need”. We ask that in this time of loss and sorrow, the family’s privacy be respected.”, unquote. The investigation is continuing.

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