Tucson Police Department detectives have arrested 17-year-old Fabian Kristyan Montiel for the murder of 70-year-old Linda Marie Mendibles.
October ’21, a senseless shooting took the life of Linda Mendibles, known as “Mamma Linda” to many in Barrio Kroeger Lane. With no witnesses to the crime & almost no info to go on, detectives stayed diligent. Last night, TPD arrested the suspected shooter. https://t.co/3UwN0z8fBz pic.twitter.com/yMn3eZdSjX
— Ofc. Frank Magos (@ofcrmagos) May 19, 2022
According to the Department, October 20, 2021 officers responded to a call requesting a welfare check near W. 18th St. and S. Frontage Rd. Officers found Ms. Mendibles unresponsive near the northwest corner of the intersection. Officers found her with obvious signs of gunshot trauma and pronounced her deceased at the scene.
Months later, Montiel was found on Tucson’s Southside and was taken in to custody. Montiel was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail/Adult Detention Complex. He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond for his warrant for 1st Degree Murder.