Death Valley: Scottsdale Police Arrest Suspect in July 30 Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old Woman


An "aggressive investigation" by Scottsdale police has led to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old prostitute last month.

Brian Nathaniel Black, 25, abducted the victim the night before her bullet-ridden body was found in front of an unoccupied house near Hayden Road and Shea Boulevard, says an online police bulletin.

Police believe Black shot Tanya Marie Paige as she tried to flee from Black's vehicle.



Images: Scottsdale police

​Black, (at left), a La Mesa, California, resident was picked up in San Diego with the help of local cops and the FBI.

He is being accused of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Other suspects may be involved, police say.


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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.