The Latest: Help sought in Phoenix woman’s San Diego killing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the hunt for a Phoenix man in his girlfriend’s killing in San Diego (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

Authorities and family members are pleading for the public’s help to find a Phoenix man charged with murder in his girlfriend’s killing in San Diego nearly two years ago.

A warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Raymond McLeod, last seen in March 2017 in Guatemala.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service said Tuesday that McLeod also has been spotted in Mexico and Belize.

McLeod, a former Marine, is charged with killing his girlfriend of just three weeks, 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell, a mother of two young children.

Mitchell’s mother, Josephine Wentzel, is a former police detective and has been helping track down McLeod.

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan says Wentzel has been “extremely helpful” and that “this is not a mother you want to mess with.”


11:10 a.m.

The mother of a Phoenix woman killed in San Diego is fighting to track down her daughter’s boyfriend, a former Marine, who police believe fled to Mexico and may be now be in Central America.

Josephine Wentzel is asking the public for information leading to Raymond McLeod, described by San Diego police as a suspect in his girlfriend’s killing.

Thirty-year-old Krystal Mitchell was found dead in a San Diego condo on June 10, 2016.

Police say the Phoenix couple were on vacation in San Diego and that McLeod fled the scene before officers arrived and has eluded them ever since.

An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to McLeod, who police describe as armed and dangerous.

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