Posts Tagged ‘AZ’

  • Death Row Debbie’s’ conviction due in part because of detective lying under oath
  • Judge decided to believe police officer over mom of four-year-old son
  • Milke would have been the first woman executed in Arizona since the 1930s
  • Prosecutors failed to disclose lead detective, who claimed he obtained a confession, had past misconduct issues

An Arizona mother who had spent 22 years on death row after being found guilty of murdering her four-year-old son is set to be released.

Debra Jean Milke’s guilty verdict was overturned earlier this year – but now prosecutors have failed to file an expected appeal meaning she will be released in just weeks.

Known as Death Row Debbie, 48-year-old Debra Jean Milke’s was found guilty in 1989 for the gruesome slaying of her toddler son Christopher who was shot three times in the back of the head and dumped in the desert.

Debra Jean Milke has been on Arizona's death row for nearly 20 years for plotting her 4-year-old son's murder
Ready for release: Debra Jean Milke, above, had her murder conviction overturned after spending more than 20 years on death row for the killing of her 4-year-old son, Christopher, below, in December 1989
Christopher, 4, was reported missing on December 2, 1989

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heredia_unsolved_murderLuis Rios, 35, was gunned down on June 24, 2005 at approximately 8:25PM in Yuma, Arizona. Police were called after hearing shots and a man screaming for help and when Yuma Police arrived, they found a fatally wounded man struggling in the backyard of 2037 East La Mesa Street. He was raced to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after.

Police then went inside the residence and discovered five more victims, four of them children. Adrienne Heredia, 29, and her four children, Andreas Crawford, 13, Enrique Crawford,12, Inez Newman, 9, and Danny Heredia, 6, had all been shot to death at the home as well.

Family photo of Adrienne, Andreas, Enrique, Inez and Danny

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Photo of Luis Rios

Neighbors described an adult man who appeared to be Hispanic entering the home right after the shooting. Based on descriptions given by witnesses police were able to put together a composite sketch of what the suspect may have looked like.

According to authorities, two people close to Luis Rios have not been cooperative in the investigation.

There was an extensive investigation by Yuma Police Department as well as other agencies. Hundreds of interviews were conducted, hundreds of tips were followed but the person(s) responsible was never identified. Police are asking tipsters to call again, even if they originally called with a tip.

Yuma Police Department has received information from people who have wished to remain anonymous. Some of this information needs additional follow-up and they hope those individuals will contact them again so they can talk to them and obtain additional information. These contacts can remain anonymous. There will be no need to give names or contact information, but the opportunity to talk with them will prove invaluable.

Below is a list of some information police would like to find out;

  • They would also like to speak to the male tipster who called in on 78-CRIME on June 25, 2005, at 8PM in reference to a white van, to include a license plate and the names of several subjects possibly involved.
  • They’re also asking another caller who called in on 78-CRIME advising of Luis Rios being involved in any type of argument at RC Liquor prior to the murders, to please call again.
  • Anyone who has any information on Luis Rios having been involved in any argument prior to the murders.
  • Anyone who had contact with Luis Rios, Adrienne Heredia, Enrique Crawford, Andreas Crawford, Inez Newman or Danny Heredia on the day of the murders June 24, 2005.
  • Anyone who saw or knew the whereabouts of the Blue Durango that was stolen from the residence and later located in the area of 6th Avenue and 21st Street.
  • Anyone who has information on why anyone close to this investigation is refusing to cooperate with us.
  • Anyone with information on the subjects seen on surveillance video from RC Liquor on the afternoon of the murders that was released earlier to the media.

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The murders took place at this residence on E. La Mesa Street, Yuma, AZ

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Rios vehicle, a dark-colored Durango, which was located the following day (6/25/05) at 6th Avenue and 21st Street in Yuma

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, who has also become involved with the case, has offered a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these murders. There is also a $10,000 reward through 78-CRIME.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: (928) 343-4704 to speak to Detectives directly assigned to the case.

Source of Information:
CI Yuma AZ US
Tru TV (Crime Library)

Above are photos of Jason Derek Brown, keep in mind, these photos were taken prior to the murder and one of the last CONFIRMED sightings claimed Brown looks different, with longer hair similar to the age-progressed photo below.

jason-derek-brown-wanted-fbiAge progressed photo showing what Jason Brown may look like at 43 years old.

Charges
  • Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution
  • First Degree Murder
  • Armed Robbery
Alias Jason D. Brown
Derek Brown
Greg Johnson
Harline Johnson
Greg Harline Johnson
John Brown
Jay Brown

Authorities having been searching for Jason Derek Brown, 43, who has been on the run since late 2004 when he shot an armored car guard and fled with stolen money in Phoenix, Arizona, right outside of a Phoenix movie theater.

Immediately after being named the suspect in the homicide, Brown fled Phoenix and went to Henderson, Nevada and later travelled to Las Vegas. While there, he had swapped his BMW for a black Escalade. In January, 2005, authorities found Brown’s Cadillac Escalade abandoned in the parking lot of Portland International Airport in Oregon.

The one-time Salt Lake City resident and Laguna Beach native who attended Laguna Beach High School, could now be taking advantage of Mormon church members to stay hidden from public view, the FBI’s lead agent on the case said.

Although Brown is described as a ‘show off’ who likes to party, authorities believe he could be hiding among the Mormon and say he is a ‘skilled liar’ who has a ‘surfer dude’  appearance and a common name which could help him easily blend in among a crowd. He also speaks fluent French and is a former Mormon who once served LDS mission in France.

On December 8, 2007, three years after his first degree murder charge, Brown was listed on FBI’s Most Wanted List as the 489th Most Wanted fugitive and FBI has been looking for him ever since. It’s now 2013 and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now upgraded him to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

In 2005, less than one year after the murder, authorities received over 200 leads with the majority of leads being outside of Arizona, even some possible sightings in Canada. Most of the sightings haven’t been confirmed however, if it is then he could be on the move in any state.

The most recent confirmed sighting was in August 2008, when an acquaintance of Brown recognized him while they were stopped at a traffic light near Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Their mutual recognition prompted Brown to drive through the stoplight. Aware that Brown was a fugitive, the witness informed police of the sighting. According to him, Brown had longer hair and a deeper tan than in the 2004 photograph of his wanted poster. Brown is considered armed and extremely dangerous and those with a possible sighting should contact police immediately and avoid confronting Brown themself.

Date(s) of Birth Used: 
July 1, 1969;
January 17, 1971
Place of Birth: California
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 to 180 pounds
Build: Medium
Occupation: 
Golf Equipment Importer
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Green
Complexion: Light / Fair
Sex: Male
Race: White
Nationality: American
Possible Location(s): Brown has ties to California, Arizona, and Utah. In the past, he has traveled to France and Mexico. Additionally, he may be in the possession of a Glock 9mm and a .45 caliber handgun. 

Personality: Brown speaks fluent French and has a Master’s Degree in International Business. He is an avid golfer, snowboarder, skier, and dirt biker. Brown enjoys being the center of attention and has been known to frequent nightclubs where he enjoys showing off his high-priced vehicles, boats, and other toys. Brown was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and completed his Mormon mission near Paris, France.

There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Jason D. Brown.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI
Your local Police and FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also leave a tip on http://www.fbi.gov/

For a description of Brown and additional age enhanced photos, please click here.
Click Dailymail for a November 26, 2012 update regarding this case.
Brown’s case was featured on America’s Most Wanted with the latest airing on April 20, 2012 — Jason Derek Brown WIKI – Click the Wiki link for before and after information on Brown.

Pictured: Kaylene Gallegos, Taken In 2006

This is the only photo of Kaylene Gallegos that I could find on the Internet. Using her first and last and last name and also her full name which is ”Kaylene Marie Gallegos”

Description → Kaylene is Hispanic/Caucasian, 5’0” – 5’3”, weighing approximately 110-pounds. She has brown, strait hair that was long at the time of her disappearance and brown eyes.

She was reportedly last seen wearing a grey tank-top with a brown jacket over it, dark-blue jeans and sandals.

Circumstances Of Disappearance → Kaylene was last seen on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at her father’s residence in Lakeside Arizona, getting into a vehicle with two male subjects. She stated that she was heading to the Phoenix Arizona area. It was later reported that Jacob Mata, 20, was one of the males that sopposely picked the missing woman up from her residence.
 
Jacob Mata had an interview and stated that she returned with him to the area on Friday, May 21, 2010, but they got lost on a forest service road where they spent the night. He reported that the next morning, Saturday, May 22, 2010 they got separated while trying to find a way out of the forest and he never saw her again. 

Jacob has not been truthful with information he provided Police with. Initially he said he was from Phoenix and Kaylene was his girlfriend. He later had a Jail interview stating he is not from Phoenix, but Show Low, and that he wasen’t in a relationship with Kaylene. He was in jail for seperate charges unrelated to Kaylene’s actual disappearance.

Other Information→ City: Show Low State: Arizona Zip: 85901 County: Navajo → There are four people, including Kaylene, who are currently missing from Navajo.

Many reports have inaccurate discription’s of Kaylene and her disappearance. Information posted by me is taking out of missing persons websites, mainly NAMPM and NCMEC, as media has published inaccuracies regarding this case on more then one occasion.

 

Law enforcement investigators are asking that anyone with information to please contact the Navajo County  Sheriff’s Office at (928) 524 – 4050.