Man sought in Yuma murder investigation


Man sought in Yuma murder investigation


YUMA, AZ - Police are asking for your help in locating a man wanted for questioning in the murder of a Wellton woman.

Jose Jimenez, also known as Rascal, is considered armed and dangerous.

They also say he's wanted for aggravated assault and unlawful flight for getting in a fight and running away from deputies last month in Yuma.

Jimenez is considered armed and dangerous. If you know his whereabouts or see him, do not approach him and call 911

Police say want to talk to him about the murder of Christal Figueroa. Her body was found dumped in the orange groves just south of Yuma Friday morning.

If you see him or know his whereabouts, do not approach him and call 911 immediately. 

The same day police tell us they are looking Jimenez in connection to the murder of Figueroa, KSWT News 13 spoke to the victim's family. They did not want to speak on camera but they did tell me they are still in shock as they continue to mourn the death of their loved one.

Figueroa's family says she was a loving mother of three.

Figueroa was living in Wellton with her parents at the time of her death. Her three children are now in the care of their grandparents.

The victim's aunt tells KSWT News 13 Figueroa's parents are fully cooperating with police in finding the person responsible for killing their daughter.

Yuma Police say they found the 29-year-old's body at these orange groves near County 17th and Avenue 2E Friday just after 11am.

Police are investigating Figueroa's death as murder.

KSWT News 13 also spoke to Figueroa's next door neighbor. She says she's known the victim since she was a child.

Figueroa's neighbor says she will remember her childhood friend as full of life and always willing to help others.

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