Tempe Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Death of ASU Student

The Tempe Police Department today released a sketch of the man they believe is responsible for the death of a 21-year-old ASU student about two weeks ago.

Tempe police Sergeant Steve Carbajal tells New Times the department has received more than 100 tips from the public since Kyleigh Sousa was killed and that it's doing everything it can to help bring her killer to justice.

See a sketch of the suspect after the jump.


On the morning of Wednesday May 26, Tempe police responded to a call that a female had been run over near the International House of Pancakes on Apache Boulevard in Tempe.

Police say Sousa was approached by a heavy-set Hispanic male in a newer model, silver Chrysler 300 or Dodge Charger.

The suspect, police say, grabbed Sousa's purse and tried to drive away, but Sousa got tangled and was dragged several feet by the vehicle.

Carbajal told New Times last week that the suspect is still at large but that police believe there may have been others in the car when the robbery occurred.

Carbajal says anyone who was in the car with the suspect will face serious charges, possibly murder if they don't come forward.

We spoke to Sousa's mother, Karen Montenegro, yesterday, who told us how the death of Kyleigh had been devastating for her and her family.

"We did everything right," Montenegro says. "And someone just ripped her away from us." 

Anyone with any information that could help police track down the suspect is asked to call Tempe police at 480-WITNESS or 480-948-6377, text "SILENT plus your message" to CRIMES (274637), or go online to www.silentwitness.org.

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