Jose Valenzuela

WireAP_d12713ba762140d3b6495af81418175d_16x9_992A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Jose Valenzuela, 38, acknowledged killing Michael Careccia, 44, and his wife, Tina, 42.

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Timothy Morris

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A Phoenix police officer is being accused of sexual misconduct involving a woman in his custody.

Phoenix police said Saturday that 40-year-old Timothy Morris immediately resigned following his arrest for one count each of sexual assault and kidnapping.

Police spokesman Jonathan Howard says a 23-year-old woman told officers that Morris contacted her around 3:30 a.m. Friday about a misdemeanor arrest warrant.

The woman alleges the two engaged in an act of sexual contact before Morris released her without arresting her.