Images of Vehicles Seen Following Jeep Driven by Victim of Triple Homicide Released by Police
As we reported yesterday, Phoenix police still have no suspects in a triple homicide in the west Valley earlier this month, but they have some new leads, including images of two vehicles seen following the Jeep driven by the victims the day police suspect they were murdered.
Newly released video recorded by an APS camera near where the bodies were discovered shows two vehicles close in on Adrian Moreno's Jeep as he was driving through the river bottom near Southern and 107th avenues the day before his, and the bodies of two other men, Raul Piziarro, 28, and Jimmy Alejandro Villa, 23, were discovered.
The video shows the victim's Red Jeep Wrangler followed closely by a dark-colored (possibly green) SUV. About a minute later, another vehicle, believed to be a black Chevy Suburban, is seen following the victim's Wrangler.
See photos of the two vehicles below.
This image of Adrian Moreno's Jeep was taken the day police believe he and two other men were murdered near 107th and Southern avenues.
Police suspect this SUV may have followed Moreno and the other victims into the river bottom.
Police suspect this vehicle also may have followed the three men into the river bottom.
The three men, Phoenix police say, had gone to the river bottom to drive Moreno's Jeep, which he picked up from a mechanic the day before the bodies were discovered.
The day after the three men had taken the Jeep to the river bottom, family members reported them missing. The bodies of two of the men were found on January 7 with "obvious signs of trauma." The third victim was found the next day.
Police have no suspects in the case, but they feel the new information about the vehicles might generate some leads.
Anyone with information about the murder, the vehicles, or victims is asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Silent Witness at 480.WITNESS (480.TESTIGO).
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