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Raymond McLeod Wanted for Alleged Murder of Girlfriend Krystal Mitchell in San Diego

ID #16-324

The boyfriend of a Phoenix woman who was found dead in an Allied Gardens apartment Friday afternoon is wanted by San Diego Police, according to homicide detectives.

Krystal Mitchell, 30, was pronounced dead at the apartment of an acquaintance in the 7600 block of Mission Gorge Road at about 1:30 p.m. by paramedics who responded to a 911 call of a woman not breathing, according to Lt. Manny Del Toro of the SDPD homicide unit.

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She was in San Diego visiting friends and was last seen with her boyfriend, Raymond McLeod, 32, also of Phoenix. McLeod, who was described by detectives as a “person of interest,” left the area in a white, four-door Infinity or Lexus with paper Arizona license plates, Del Toro said.

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While a cause of death had not yet been released by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, homicide detectives were handling the investigation. They released a photo of McLeod and indicated that he likely fled to Mexico, according to Del Toro.

“He is a creep. He is a monster and there’s not even a room for him in hell,” Mitchell’s mother, Josephine Wentzel, told FOX5.

“He was a marine recruiter? He’s a coward. He’s running like a scared animal and I hope he feels every tiny little terror as he runs. He will pay for this. She’s not going to die in vain. So help me God,” Wentzel said holding back tears.

McLeod’s car may have been abandoned near the border or at an airport car rental location by McLeod, who was described as a former Marine who may have access to a weapon, Del Toro said.

McLeod also goes by the name “RJ” and was described as white, muscular, 5-feet-11 inches tall, weighing 215 pounds and with a birth date of October 3, 1983.

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  • Until RJ is found he is a missing person … NOT a murderer . He is a father as well and a Combat Veteran of Iraq. I do feel deeply for the family of Krystal . A beautiful light extinguished far before her time . We all want answers . We all want closure . Pointing fingers and placing blame are common practice tho petty and childish . Remember we don’t know where he is or even if he is alive . He has a family that is just as heartbroken. And we are still in the dark. Innocent until proven guilty. Remember we are a society of law and rule and until judgement is passed he is innocent . I pray everyday for his safe return as I pray for the lord to comfort Krystal’s family as they cope with this unfortunate and untimely death.

  • My heart goes out to this family. I knew Krystal through our kids and she was a beautiful, sweet lady who loved her kids. My daughter misses her best friend and we miss the family. I can’t believe this coward could take a mother away from her kids and then steel HER car (it was an Infinity). I watch everyday hoping to hear this POS has been caught. WHEN he does get caught I hope he gets the max sentencing due to his special training and skill set. Krystal was no threat to him. I pray for this family and hope they know how much we all loved Krystal and the kids. Please visit Krystal’s Go Fund Me page and help contribute to the upbringing of these sweet angels whom have lost so much. https://www.gofundme.com/293pstsc