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Former MLB pitcher found dead after murder allegations


Player's ex-girlfriend found shot to death Friday night

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - A former professional ballplayer has been found dead after being accused of murdering his former girlfriend.

Scottsdale police say 37-year-old Charles Haeger's body was found late Saturday along the Grand Canyon's South Rim Trail. Investigators say he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Haeger's ex-girlfriend, 34-year-old Danielle Breed, was shot to death Friday night in Scottsdale.

Sgt. Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police says Breed's roommate reported hearing gunshots. Hoster says the roommate claimed to have seen Haeger leaving her room with a gun in his hand.

The search for the professional athlete led to the Grand Canyon, where police found his car. Officers found his body a short time later.

Haeger was a former Major League pitcher who played for the Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Seattle Mariners.

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April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.


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