Jafar Tigue Faith Villanueva

Jafar Tigue of El Mirage and Faith Villanueva of Surprise were found dead of gunshot wounds in Surprise Dec. 27. 

Surprise Police are investigating the deaths of two who were found dead with gunshot wounds in a vehicle at 11:47 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27.

The bodies were found near the 13600 block of West Calavar Road in Surprise, said Sgt. Tim Klarkowski, a Surprise Police spokesman.

He said officers were dispatched to the AMC movie theater area on North Litchfield Road for a welfare check. 

“The caller advised he had just witnessed a male subject force a female subject into a vehicle at that location,” Klarkowski reported.

“As officers arrived on scene, they were directed to a vehicle leaving the area, traveling into an adjacent neighborhood just north of the initial call. 

“When officers located the vehicle, they found the two occupants had suffered gunshot wounds,” Klarkowski said.

The pair was identified as Jafar Tigue of El Mirage and Faith Villanueva of Surprise. They had been involved in a past relationship, Klarkowski said.