Joint Effort Leads To Arrest Of Homicide Suspect

July 16, 2008

On June 9, 2008 at 10:30 p.m., the Mesa Police Department received a call from a person stating they located their deceased friend inside his east Mesa residence at 11428 E. Queensborough Avenue.

Inside the residence, officers located a deceased male with signs of trauma. The victim was later identified as 30-year-old Travis Alexander of Mesa.

While awaiting the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner's official determination that this was a homicide, detectives continued their investigation. This led to the July 15, 2008 arrest of 28-year-old Jodi Arias in Yreka, California by Mesa Police Homicide detectives and the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office on a first degree murder warrant. The investigation has revealed that Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander were involved in a prior relationship.

Mesa Police Detectives and Siskiyou County Sheriff's deputies conducted multiple search warrants in Yreka, California. Jodi Areas was booked into Siskiyou County jail and is awaiting extradition proceedings.

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information related to the death of Travis Alexander is asked to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.



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