APACHE JUNCTION — An Apache Junction man has been arrested for the murder of his 29-year-old wife.

On Wednesday morning just before 7:30, Apache Junction Police were called to a residence in the 2900 block of North Delaware Drive, where Carl Hansen reported finding the body of his wife, Kassondra Maloney.

Hansen, 30, told police he had just returned home from work.

“Upon preliminary investigation obvious signs of trauma were immediately observed on the decedent’s body, whereby the Criminal Investigations Division was notified. A search warrant was drafted to search the residence and investigate further as is the norm for this type of investigation,” said Marshall Harshman, spokesman for the AJPD.

On Thursday an autopsy was conducted at the Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office and the death was subsequently declared to be a homicide.

Hansen was interviewed at the Apache Junction Police Department and identified as the suspect in the homicide. He was transported to the Pinal County Adult Detention Center in Florence, where he was booked on a charge of second-degree murder. On Friday Hansen’s secured bond was set at $275,000.

The investigation is continuing.


Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.