Police said a search is ongoing after a woman was strangled to death on a city bus in Phoenix.
KPNX reported that police are searching for 26-year-old Joshua Bagley in connection with the murder of Diane Craig, 41, who was found unresponsive on a bus at around 8 a.m. Friday.
Police said Craig was taken to a local hospital with signs of strangulation, where he was later pronounced dead.
In a statement obtained by People magazine, police said investigators found “enough evidence to name a suspect in the death of Joshua Bagley”.
As of Tuesday morning, Bagley remains at large. It is not clear whether she and Craig knew each other.
Craig’s friends and family members, who were nicknamed “Bubbles,” have erected a temporary memorial at a Park and Ride station in Leven, according to KPNX.
“Diane is her name but she’s Bubbles. Whatever we call her, she’s Bubbles. She was like the life of the room,” Craig’s cousin Shona Vinson told the outlet.
“He robbed our family,” he said of Bagley. “He did, he robbed our family.”
“Diane was a wonderful person. She was very full of life,” said Roshuanda Boss, another cousin of Craig, who said the whole family “hurt.”
“He did it to our family. He could do it to someone else. We need this guy off the streets,” said the boss.
The police are seeking help from the public to trace Bagle. Those with any information were asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness to provide the information anonymously.