Jodi Arias

On June 4, 2008, Travis Alexander, a salesman, was killed at his home in Mesa, Arizona; his murder and the subsequent criminal trial have received widespread media attention. Alexander's injuries consisted of multiple stab wounds, a slit throat, and a shot to the head; the medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

Jodi Arias, Alexander's ex-girlfriend, was charged with his murder, and her trial began on January 2, 2013. Arias testified that she killed Alexander in self-defense. She was found guilty of first-degree murder on May 8, 2013.

Mystery To Be Solved

Who killed Alexander? How and why?

Sources

Victim(s)

Travis Alexander

Suspect(s)

Jodi Arias

Evidence

Bloody hand print on bathroom wall-proven to be a mix of Travis' and Jodi's DNA

Hair found in same hallway as bathroom-proven to be Jodi's hair

Digital photo card recovered from Alexander’s washing machine contained preserved photographs of Arias and Alexander in his house on the day of his murder

The exact type of pistol that was used to shoot Alexander was stolen from Arias’ grandparents the month prior to his death

Friends of Alexander claimed Jodi was stalking him

In the time between Alexander’s death on June 4th and the discovery of his body on June 9th, Arias repeatedly left messages on his voicemail. She did this in an effort to place herself away from the crime scene, and to appear concerned about Alexander’s wellbeing.

Proposed Narrator

Officer Flores (Investigating Officer)

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