AZ - Joseph Trevizo, 34, stabbed, Mesa, 16 May 2018 *Arrests*

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PD: 2 arrested after traffic stop leads authorities to body in Star Valley

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -
Authorities in Winslow make a traffic stop and discover a pair on the run from the state after dumping the body of a man in the woods near Payson.

Mesa Police Department spokesman Detective Nikolas Rasheta said on Wednesday investigators were asked to look into a missing person, 34-year-old Joseph Trevizo.

Rasheta said Trevizo was reported to have the mental capacity of a 15-year-old and was last seen at an apartment located at 510 S Extension in Mesa with 34-year-old Tiffany Warren and 42-year-old Jesse Dakins. Court documents indicate Dakins served as Trevizo's supervisor at the thrift store where they worked. At the time, officers were unable to find any of the three, said Rasheta.

The next day, Thursday, authorities in Winslow stopped a suspected stolen van occupied by Dakins and Warren, said Rasheta. During questioning with police, Dakins and Warren told police that Dakins had stabbed Trevizo in their apartment in Mesa the previous day.

According to court documents they told police they had dumped Trevizo's body in the woods near Star Valley and could lead them to the location.

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Mug shots of Jesse Dakins, 42, and Tiffany Warren, 34. Joseph Trevizo playing in the snow.

Dakins led investigators through the woods and pointed to a body wrapped in a shower curtain and a blue blanket. A positive identification of the body has yet to be made, said Rasheta.

Warren and Dakins stated they were each under the influence of methamphetamine at the time, said Rasheta.

Dakins and Warren have been charged with first degree murder, vulnerable adult abuse and theft of means of transportation.

Video / Court documents at link: http://www.azfamily.com/story/38227...stop-leads-authorities-to-body-in-star-valley
 

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Warren allegedly told police that Dakins was jealous because she had been flirting with the victim, court paperwork said. Dakins allegedly told Warren that he needed to kill the man so that they could be together.

Detectives went to the Mesa apartment complex with a search warrant and found evidence consistent with the statements the man and woman made, police said.

Authorities determined that the apartment was previously "covered with blood and cleaned," court documents said.
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-s...urder-mentally-unstable-man-in-mesa-apartment
 
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