UPDATE: Suspect booked on warrant

The 14 year old suspect was taken into custody around 7:00 pm last night in the Pinteop-Lakeside area without incident by the detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He has been booked on an arrest warrant for 1st degree murder and 1st degree burglary.

October 3, 2017

14 year old Suspect Sought in Apache County Homicide

Suspect last seen in the Show Low Pines Estates area

Concho, Arizona — On the morning of October 3, 2017, a burglary was reported at a residence in Concho, Arizona. The Apache County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence to investigate. An occupant of the residence was discovered deceased, the victim of a homicide. The Arizona Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division was requested to be the lead investigative agency.

The suspect has been identified as 14-year-old Joshua Cade Richardson. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 135 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in the Show Low Pines Estates area wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and brown American Eagle dress shoes. He is also described as having acne and has a road rash type scar on his right forearm.

Anyone having any information concerning the homicide or the current location of Joshua Richardson should contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety at 877-272-8329, by clicking on this link https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=807, or by text message by texting “ACT” plus the information to 274637. Please reference “Apache County” to ensure the information is directed appropriately.

Anyone spotting Richardson should immediately call 9-1-1 to report his location. Do not approach Richardson as he is believed to be armed and may pose a danger to others.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.


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