Charles Haeger, former Major League Baseball player (Courtesy of Scottsdale Police Department via AP) (The Associated Press)
Authorities found the body of Charles Haeger, a former Major League Baseball player, wanted Saturday after his ex-girlfriend was shot dead in a Phoenix suburb.
According to the police, the body of Haeger, 37, had a gunshot wound that he had caused himself. The discovery was made around 4:00 p.m. on a trail along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, said Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, in a statement released late that night .
Police were seeking Haeger on a murder and aggravated assault suspect in the woman's death on Friday, Hoster said.
The victim was identified Saturday by authorities as Danielle Breed, 34. She owned the Tipsy Coyote Bar and Grill in Scottsdale, the Arizona Republic reported.
On Saturday morning, police found Haeger's vehicle. It was empty near Flagstaff in northern Arizona and about 118 miles from Scottsdale .
Haeger was a pitcher drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 200 draft , and played 83 innings in the majors. His career included stints with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.