Police Find Body of Teacher Who Bailed Man Out

Suspect was arrested in her SUV on Monday
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2017 7:49 AM CDT
Police Find Body of Teacher Who Bailed Man Out
Charlie Malzahn.   (Arizona Department of Corrections)

Police in Arizona believe they have found the body of Cathryn Gorospe, the kindergarten teacher who was last seen bailing a man out of Flagstaff's Cocinino County jail on Oct. 6. Police say the manner and cause of the Glendale woman's death is unknown, the Arizona Republic reports. Charlie Malzahn, the 27-year-old man she bailed out, was arrested after a police chase in Phoenix on Monday. Police say he was in Gorospe's vehicle, which had bloodstain on the interior. Investigators say he used Gorospe's credit and debit cards in Tucson last Saturday, a day after she bailed him out. He had been in jail on charges including vehicle theft and gun possession.

It's not clear how Malzahn and Gorospe knew each other though a Flagstaff police spokesman says "rumors appear to support that their relationship was romantic." Police say Malzahn, stepson of the police chief in the town of Williams, assaulted a student on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University the day before he was arrested, KSAZ reports. They say Malzahn repeatedly punched the 17-year-old after she asked him to leave her dorm room. Police say that after his arrest, Malzahn told them he had been awake for three days on meth and remembered little of anything that had happened. (More Arizona stories.)

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