The Scottsdale Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit investigates all cases of Missing Persons. It is the policy of the department to conduct thorough missing persons’ investigations in order to ascertain the possibility of a criminal act, and to quickly initiate searches to reduce the possibility of harm to the missing person(s).
Because being a missing person is not a crime, police are given a very limited role while conducting these types of investigations. As a general rule, all people have a right to be left alone, and police intrusion into their lives must be minimal. However, in cases where "foul play" exists, police can investigate just like any other criminal act. Police can also investigate cases if they think the missing is "endangered" due to medical problems, or life-threatening situations. Once the missing person is found by police, the department will notify the person who made the report. However, police cannot disclose the location or whereabouts of the missing person without that person's consent.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). NamUs is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases.
DR #: 90-08582
Description: 6’1”, 206 lbs, brown eyes, gray hair
Date of birth: November 22, 1933
Last Seen: May 4, 1990 at 4700 N Scottsdale Rd.
On May 4, 1990 at 12:30PM, Lee Roy Young was last seen at Coco’s restaurant on Scottsdale Rd. His vehicle was found burning the following morning in Oracle, AZ. Lee Roy Young was not found and is still missing. Foul play is suspected.
DR #: 91-14018
Description: 5’9”, 150 lbs, blue eyes, blonde hair
Date of birth: August 28, 1959
Last Seen: July 16, 1991 at 8400 E McDowell Rd.
On 7/16/91, Lori Julian was last seen running errands at a 7/11 gas station at 8400 E McDowell. Julian was due home later that night but never returned. Lori had a known alcoholic dependency and would often disappear for days at a time. Lori was not found and is still missing. Foul play is suspected.
DR #: 14-10906
Description: Hispanic Male, 5’06, 160 lbs, Brown hair, brown eyes
Last Seen: April 5, 2014 at 7440 E Thomas Rd.
Amado Espinoza was last seen leaving his work in Chandler, AZ on April 7th 2014 at 5:00 PM and has not been heard or seen from since. Amado’s vehicle was recovered abandoned in a St Daniel’s Church parking lot located at Hayden and Roosevelt in Scottsdale and is approximately 3 miles from his home. It is believed that Amado is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected.
DR #: 15-20295
Description: Asian/Pacific Island Female, 5’02, 150 lbs, Brown hair, brown eyes
Last Seen: 7340 East Legacy Blvd.
On 09/16/15, Cristin Crable was reported missing from her apartment at 7340 East Legacy. At the time of her disappearance, Cristin was in the company of her boyfriend, Jelani “John” Suggs. Cristin has not been heard from or seen since 09/16/15. Investigation has revealed that Crable is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected.
The Scottsdale Police Department and the Violent Crimes Unit are dedicated to the pursuit of justice in each and every case which is investigated. To that end, the Violent Crimes Unit has established the Cold Case Homicide Detail.
Citizen input is a critical element to these investigations and we need your help to solve these cases. By utilizing this website, in partnership with the Scottsdale Police Department Violent Crimes Unit, you will be given the opportunity to help identify, locate, and apprehend violent offenders who prey upon our community. This is dedicated to the families and loved ones who were left behind without any closure.
DR (Departmental Report) #: 65-02719
Location: 7200 E Shea
Date: June 8, 1965
On June 11, 1965, Carmen Owen was discovered deceased at Scottsdale Rd and Shea. It is believed that Carmen was murdered three days prior on June 8th. The medical examiner concluded that Carmen was sexually assaulted and then beaten to death.
DR #: 70-00752
Location: 76th St and Chaparral
Date: February 4th, 1970
On 02/04/70, Marion Robinson was discovered deceased in a canal at 76th St and Chaparral. Marion was originally reported missing in May of 1967.
DR #: 74-06995
Location: 7777 E. Heatherbrae #205
Date: June 21, 1974
On 6/21/74 at 12:30 AM, Linda Tracey was found deceased at 7777 E. Heatherbrae #205 with a gunshot wound.
DR #: 74-11219
Location: Drainage ditch just to the rear of 4611 N. Scottsdale Rd
Date: October 7, 1974
On 10/7/74 at 9:00 AM, William Hartgraves was discovered deceased in a drainage ditch just to the rear of 4611 N. Scottsdale Rd.
DR #: 77-03053
Location: 23993 N. 74th Pl
Date Last Seen: 3/15/1977
Working at 7630 E McDowell On March 15, 1977, Douglas Mueller failed to return home from his job at the Whiting Brothers station located at 7630 E McDowell. On 9/23/07 at approximately 3:45PM, a human femur bone was discovered by a Scottsdale resident while out on a walk. The femur was discovered at 23993 N. 74th Pl in the area of Los Portones and Thompson Peak Pkwy. It has been determined that Douglas Mueller was a victim of a homicide. Update: In July 2011 DNA confirmed the femur bone was that of cold case missing person Douglas Mueller.
DR #: 78-07800
Location: 56th St and Thomas
Date: June 10, 1978
On 06/10/78 at 9:28 PM, Patty Kerger was found deceased, lying in the southeast parking lot of 56th St and Thomas, from blunt force trauma and stab wounds.
DR #: 78-11241
Location: 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd
Date: August 26, 1978
On 08/26/1978 at 2:10 PM, Ken Avvenire was found deceased at 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd. He was discovered in his hotel room with blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds.
DR #: 85-03322
Location: Desert southeast of Scottsdale Rd and Jomax Rd
Date: March 2, 1985
On 03/02/1985 at about 8:40 AM, human skeletal remains were discovered in the desert area southeast of the intersection of Scottsdale Rd and Jomax Rd. In August of 2005, the remains were positively identified as Karen Davis who disappeared from the housing projects in Phoenix around the first week of November,1984. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.
DR #: 85-19477
Location: 7035 E. Wilshire
Date: December 11, 1985.
On 12/11/1985 at 12:51 PM, Betty Fluharty was found shot in her bedroom at 7035 E. Wilshire.
DR #: 88-02826
Location: Desert west of 32000 N Pima Rd
Date: February 13, 1988
On 02/13/88 at approximately 10:30 AM, Keith Stevens was found deceased in the desert area west of 32000 N Pima Rd with a gunshot wound.
DR #: 89-11751
Location: 8108 E. Appaloosa
Date: July 3, 1989
On 07/03/1989, between 1130 hours and 1730 hours, William Shannon was discovered deceased with a gunshot wound.
DR #: 93-03084
Location: 28460 N Pima Rd
Date: February 13, 1993
On 02/13/1993 at 5:10 PM, Renata Bateman was found deceased at 28460 N Pima Rd in Scottsdale, AZ after being beaten to death by an unknown object.
DR #: 94-01197
Location: 409 N. Scottsdale Rd
Date: January 18, 1994
On 01/18/1994 at 11:30 PM, Eric Monahan was found shot at 409 N. Scottsdale Rd.
DR #: 94-26047
Location: 8115 E. Westland
Date: December 16, 1994
On 12/16/1994 at 7:35 PM, Mary Van De Water was found deceased at 8115 E Westland in Scottsdale with an apparent gunshot wound.
DR #: 95-08907
Location: Desert area of 18600 North Hundred block and 10400 East Hundred block
Date: April 12, 1995
On 04/12/1995 at 9:00 PM, skeletal remains were discovered in the desert area of 18600 N. Hundred block and 10400 E. Hundred block. The remains were positively identified as Kimberly Nilson who was reported missing from Tempe and last seen on August 22, 1994. The cause of death is still unknown.
DR #: 96-11961
Location: 9117 E. Evans Dr
Date: May 18, 1996
On 05/18/96 at 9:36 AM, a welfare check was performed at 9117 E. Evans Dr. Officers upon entry discovered the body of Marek Galewski who had sustained a gunshot wound. The last time Marek was seen alive was April 30, 1996.
DR #: 96-29018
Location: 14000 E Rio Verde
Date: December 16, 1996
On Sunday afternoon, 12/15/1996, at approximately 3:55 PM, a member of a filming crew reported the discovery of a deceased male body near 14000 E Rio Verde, in the south right of way. The male was later identified as Jorge Quesada. The cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds.
DR #: 97-05013
Location: 11028 N 111th PL
Date: March 3, 1997
On 03/03/1997 at 9:20 PM, a dead body was discovered in a resident’s backyard. The victim was identified as Darryll Raye and was found to have a gunshot wound.
DR #: 97-21830
Location: 1300 N. Scottsdale Rd
Date: September 26, 1997
On 09/26/97 at 8:20 PM, Jong Sun Kim was shot and killed by two unknown suspects during an armed robbery at 1338 N Scottsdale Rd in Scottsdale, AZ. The suspects physically fought with Jong Sun before shooting him and fleeing with merchandise into a white sports utility vehicle. The vehicle was last seen headed southbound on Scottsdale Rd.
DR #: 99-28962
Location: 7150 E. Thomas (Taco Jalisco Restaurant).
Date: December 16, 1999
On 12/16/1999 at 8:20 PM, Telasforo Delarosa and two other victims were shot after an argument at 7150 E. Thomas (Taco Jalisco Restaurant). Telasforo died of her injuries while the other two victims survived. Suspects were last seen leaving in a Grey Cadillac.
DR #: 00-02870
Location: 23023 N Scottsdale Rd
Date: February 5, 2000
On 02/05/2000 at 12:30 AM, Shawn Smith and a friend were walking through the south parking lot of Rawhide when an individual approached the two men and drew out a knife. Shawn Smith was stabbed and airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn where he was pronounced dead.
On the morning of 04/10/01 at 8:42 AM, a residence at 2223 N 74th Pl exploded and burst into flames. Once the flames were extinguished, the bodies of Mary Fisher, Brittney Fisher, and Robert Fisher Jr. were discovered among the ruins. It is believed that the father, Robert William Fisher, murdered Mary, Brittney, and Bobby Jr. then ruptured the house’s gas line to conceal the homicides.
Robert Fisher is wanted for the murders of Mary Fisher, Brittney Fisher, and Bobby Fisher Junior. Robert Fisher is on the FBI’s ten most wanted list and is considered armed and dangerous.
DR #: 01-19133
Location: 14715 N 78 Way, Suite 100
Date: July 25, 2001
On 7/25/01, Scott Ponsolle was discovered deceased in an Airpark business parking lot. Scott was supposed to meet someone who wanted work done on a Porsche and was called to the business parking lot at approximately 10:00 PM. Several witnesses later heard gunshots at approximately 10:30 PM. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.
DR #: 01-29593
Location: 7320 N. Scottsdale Rd
Date: November 12, 2001
On 11/12/2001 at 9:47AM, Paul Smith was discovered deceased on the 2nd floor balcony outside of J. Chew & Co. It was determined that Paul Smith died as a result of blunt force trauma.
DR #: 09-30728
Location: 8250 N. Via Paseo Del Norte Apt. H102 (Monaco Apartments)
Date: Between November, 20th 2009 and November 27th, 2009
On 11-27-09 Victim’s family was unable to reach her and contacted SPD for a check welfare. It was learned that the family last spoke with Kim the previous weekend 11-20-09 at 1830 hours. Patrol Officers responded to the Victim’s residence at 8250 N. Via Paseo Del Norte Apt. H102 (Monaco Apartments) and located Victim deceased from multiple stab wounds.