Severed Finger Leads Police To Theft Suspect

GLENDALE, Ariz. (October 31, 2013) A severed finger discovered at a crime scene helped lead police in Arizona to a man suspected of trying to steal copper wire.

An air conditioning company employee told Glendale police someone tried to steal the wire from his truck on Oct. 7.

The spool of wire, which was worth more than $300, was been pulled out about 20 feet from the truck, and what appeared to be a cut off finger was caught in the wiring.

Police retrieved the finger as evidence, and forensic technicians were able to match the fingerprint, which led them to Joshua Allen Goverman, 29.

Goverman told detectives he lost part of a finger while working on a car.

He was booked on suspicion of theft.

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