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Default Maricopa, AZ WF 24 online date w/ Lashawn Jiggaboo Johnson ends buried in desert shallow grave

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-cen...e-of-foul-play

Angela Russo update: Missing woman's body found, 'significant evidence' of foul play

10:50 PM, May 29, 2016



MARICOPA, AZ - Authorities say they have a man in custody in connection with the disappearance and death of a Maricopa woman.

In a release sent Sunday, the Maricopa Police Department said investigators found the body of 24-year-old Angela Russo in a desert area of Maricopa County.

Police have turned over the investigation to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, as law enforcement said there is "significant" evidence of foul play.

Sunday evening, Maricopa County Detective Doug Matteson said 25-year-old Lashawn Johnson was already in custody on unrelated charges but was rebooked Sunday on a first-degree murder charge for Russo's death.

Russo was first reported missing in mid-April , and investigators said her cell phone's last location was in the Maryvale area of Phoenix. Matteson said Johnson lived in that area.

Matteson said Russo's body was discovered within the last week or so in a shallow grave in a desert area off of 411th Avenue near Tonopah.

"It's beyond devastation at this point," said Diana Schalow, Russo's mother. Her daughter would have turned 25 on May 10, and might have. Authorities said they were still going through evidence to establish a timeline of when Russo was killed.

Schalow previously told ABC15 she thought her daughter disappeared after meeting someone she met through online dating.

"She did not know him. It was just trying to go out on a date to get to know somebody," Schalow said Sunday.

Matteson said detectives were still working with investigators from the Maricopa Police Department to determine the relationship between Johnson and Russo.
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