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Judith Elaine Walthers - Arizona
Mesa woman arrested, accused of first-degree murder
Judith Elaine Walthers was arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering a 54-year-old man in his apartment in early February, according to the Mesa Police Department.
Walthers, 20, was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, burglary, trafficking in stolen property, tampering with evidence and theft of a means of transportation.
Mesa police investigators were called to the home of Kevin Worzalla on Feb. 4, after Worzalla’s family members asked officers to check on the man because they had not heard from him for a week, according to detective Steve Berry, a Mesa police spokesman.
Officers found Worzalla dead inside his apartment near McDowell and Recker roads, Berry said.
Police said there were signs of trauma to Worzalla’s body and his vehicle and other property were missing from the home.
Berry said detectives later discovered Walthers had been staying at Worzalla’s home.
Walthers had been seen driving Worzalla’s vehicle and was arrested for vehicle theft, police said. During interviews with investigators, Walthers did not confess to any involvement in the death of Worzalla, Berry said.
Berry said DNA from Walthers was found on “bloody items” at the crime scene and there was evidence that Walthers attempted to clean the crime scene. Source: thetrialdivas.com