YCSO/Medical Examiner conduct Joint Investigation in the Discovery of Human Remains

As the investigation continues in the recovery of human remains and arrest of suspect Walter Mitchell, detectives are seeking additional information from the public.

Detectives are hoping to locate what is commonly known as a ‘chest freezer’ owned by Mitchell and then sold in Chino Valley sometime between mid-November and December 19, 2020. The freezer is a 1970’s to early 1980’s model, top loading style, and off pale yellow in color. It is likely Mitchell advertised the freezer on Craigslist or a similar publication with the sale taking placing at a home on Reed Road in Chino Valley. Detectives would like to speak with the person or persons that bought the freezer or anyone who might have knowledge of the sale.

If you have information on this request, please contact Detective JT Smith at 928-777-7271 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. You can also submit a tip online at yavapaisw.com.

Mitchell remains in-custody on a $250,000 bond.

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