Update - Suspect Arrested
Scottsdale, Arizona (July 13, 2018)
The Scottsdale Police Department has arrested 22-year-old Jadyn Curtis for the murder of Paulette Larwinski. Curtis was arrested on July 12, 2018 at approximately 3:26 p.m., for 1st Degree Murder, Sex Assault, Kidnapping, and Armed Robbery of Paulette Larwinksi.
Our Department received numerous tips which lead investigators to identify Jadyn Curtis as a possible suspect. Investigators worked around the clock and were able to link DNA evidence from the initial crime scene to Curtis, along with video surveillance in the area of the incident.
We would like to thank the Public and our Media partners for their assistance in helping us to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.
The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a recent Scottsdale Homicide.
On June 24, 2018 at approximately 3:15 am, a male subject violently attacked and sexually assaulted a 70- year-old female victim on the patio of a business at 3902 N Brown Avenue, Scottsdale.
The homeless victim, who has now been identified as Paulette Larwinski, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but tragically died as a result of her injuries on June 30th.
The person of interest is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male, 5’6” to 6’0”, 170-200 lbs. with dark hair. The subject’s approximate age is 20 to 30 years old.
Just prior to the attack, he was seen wearing no shirt and blue jeans. After the attack, he was seen wearing blue jeans, a dark T-shirt and dark colored shoes.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.
For anonymous tips, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377(W-I-T-N-E-S-S) or visit the Silent Witness website at www.silentwitness.org.