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.
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
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.