Police investigate deadly stabbing at valley barber shop

PHOENIX (AP) -- Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body inside a beauty and barbershop near 35th Avenue and Camelback.  On Saturday, the woman killed was identified as 48-year-old Maria Rivera.

They say a suspect was taken into custody at a nearby park Friday afternoon.  He was identified as 52-year-old Jose Rubio Figueroa.

According to police, a letter carrier called 911 after finding the woman dead at Super Imagen Beauty and Barber Shop.  Police say Figueroa reported he was cut while attempting to take a knife away from Rivera.  Police believe he became involved in some sort of argument with Rivera, leading Figueroa to attack the woman with a knife.

Police also won't confirm how the 48-year-old woman died except to say she had been injured by a cutting.

Investigators are treating it as a suspicious death.

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