An Arizona couple, Jon Imes and Amber-Leah Valentine, both 41, have been arrested along with another suspect, Richard Pounds, 34, in connection with the death of their 16-year-old son, whose body was found wrapped in a blanket behind a stone wall last month.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has charged Imes and Valentine with felony abandonment and concealment of a dead body.
Jon Imes and Amber-Leah: Parents Arrested for the Death of their 16-Year-Old Son from Arizona
According to authorities, the couple had reported their son missing on February 25, stating that he had run away from their Kingman home.
However, on February 28, authorities discovered a body wrapped in a blanket behind a wall, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Valentine contacted the sheriff’s office on March 2, reporting that her 14-year-old daughter was being held captive by her roommates, Richard Pounds, and Shioban Gujda, both of Kingman.
The girl had been shot in the eye with a BB gun by Pounds and had suffered other forms of abuse while living with them.
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has taken custody of the girl for her safety and medical attention.
In further questioning, Valentine admitted to authorities that she and her husband lied to deputies when they reported their son missing, stating that he was already dead at the time of the report.
Imes also admitted to disposing of the body. A search of their home was conducted, and Pounds and Gujda were taken into custody, with Pounds being arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse and aggravated assault.
The case remains under investigation, and the three suspects are awaiting further legal proceedings.
The tragic death of a 16-year-old boy has led to the arrest of his parents and another suspect in Arizona.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the boy is ongoing, with authorities working tirelessly to uncover the truth behind this shocking incident.