Young man's remains found in desert, police call it murder
Tucson detectives were led to the remote desert where they discovered the remains of Jordan Peterson.
Reporter: Tammy Vo
TUCSON/PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Devastating news for the family and friends of Jordan Peterson, 21, who mysteriously disappeared two months ago. Tucson Police announced on Saturday that his remains have been discovered in a remote Pinal County desert area.
On November 16th, police say that Peterson told his roommate that he would be back later that night to their home near downtown Tucson, but never showed. Two days later, Marana Police found his truck with his keys and cell phone still inside.
For the past few months, family and friends spread out across Tucson looking for any clues as to where Peterson could be. They posted fliers, created a huge billboard on the side of Interstate 10, and offered a reward of $25,000.
Tucson detectives got some leads in the case that led them to a desert area in Pinal county. That's where they found human remains, eventually realizing that they belonged to Jordan Peterson and that he was murdered.
Police say that an autopsy will be done to determine how Peterson died and that the remains found are officially confirmed to be his. Detectives continue to follow this case and hope to find out who killed Peterson and why. If you have any information on what happened to Peterson, call 911 or 88-CRIME.