LOS ANGELES – The mother of a Phoenix woman killed in San Diego pleaded for the public’s help Tuesday to find her daughter’s boyfriend, a former Marine charged with murder in the case.
Josephine Wentzel, a former police detective who has been helping in the hunt for 34-year-old Raymond McLeod, said she’s seeking justice for her daughter and her two grandchildren, who were just 5 and 6 years old when their mother was killed.
“I have to bring peace to my grandchildren,” Wentzel said through tears. “I want them to know that Nana did everything possible to bring justice to the man responsible for the death of their mother.”
McLeod is charged with killing his girlfriend of just three weeks, 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell, a single mother who lived in Phoenix with her children.
Mitchell’s battered and strangled body was found in a San Diego condominium on June 10, 2016. She had been staying at the condo on vacation with McLeod, who fled before police arrived and has eluded them since.