Remains of kidnapped teenager found in Arizona desert 9 days after grandfather was shot dead

A teenager is dead and his grandfather is recovering from his injuries after a horrific home invasion in Arizona was caught on surveillance video earlier this month.

At around 3:15 a.m. on December 19, two armed suspects wearing baseball caps snuck into a home in Phoenix, Arizona. Inside moments, a sleeping grandfather was shot and 17-year-old Jesse Sainz Camacho was taken hostage. Camacho was then forced into “a dark sedan” and driven away, according to a police report.

A neighbor and former classmate of Camacho’s claimed he heard the shooting through his bedroom window that night. “I woke up around 2 a.m. and called my friends,” the witness said claims. “And then I hear shots.”

Camacho’s deceased body was eventually recovered nine days later at a remote location somewhere in Maricopa County. investigator have not disclosed the exact location or a cause of death.

The suspects have not been identified and remain at large. However, police are confident that the two men were after Camacho, not his grandfather. “Jesse was actually the intended target in this home invasion,” said Sgt. Philip Krynsky claimed.

Although police would appreciate the public’s help in apprehending the suspects, they warn that the men should be viewed as dangerous. “We are not suggesting that you contact these individuals,” Sgt. Krynsky said. “Just give us any information you have so detectives can work on those leads and … hold those people accountable for what they did.”

Krynsky also tried to reassure the public that law enforcement officials have no intention of abandoning this case until they see justice served.

“Obviously, [the crime] harms our community,” he said. “We want to make sure we get these people off the streets. We don’t want this to result in more violence. So again, we’re looking for you, we’ll identify you and hold you accountable.”

The grandfather, whose name and age have not been released, is expected to survive his injuries.

The following news report from FOX 10 Phoenix aired the same day Camacho was kidnapped before his deceased body was discovered:

https://www.theblaze.com/news/remains-of-kidnapped-teen-found-in-arizona-desert-9-days-after-grandfather-shot Remains of kidnapped teenager found in Arizona desert 9 days after grandfather was shot dead

Laura Coffey

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