A Valley woman's murder in San Diego remains a mystery

Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 22:17:44-04

It has been 10 months since Krystal Mitchell was found dead on vacation in San Diego. The single mother of two was on the west coast with a new man in her life. His name was Raymond McLeod.

San Diego Police have named McLeod a person of interest in the case. However, they’ve been unable to question the man. It’s believed he fled to Mexico after Mitchell was found.

"I don't doubt that he might have killed before and I have no doubt in my mind he'll kill again. If he hasn't already after my daughter because this man has no conscious," said Mitchell’s mother, Josephine Wentzel.

Wentzel is a former detective. She’s been using her own investigative skills to trace everything she knows about McLeod. She’s hoping that someone will come forward with answers. She already believes that McLeod has fled Mexico and is in now in Belize.

"I went to Belize social media and got them involved. That's how we got a lot of tips to come in and that's how we found out he was spotted there," Wentzel said.

Now Wentzel is turning back to the Valley. It’s the place where Mitchell called home and where she met McLeod. Wentzel believes someone here knows something about her daughter’s murder.

"I'm not going to stop until he is caught or turned in and I will turn over every single rock and turn over every single leaf. That is my life's mission for the sake of my grandchildren," Wentzel said.

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