Episode 19

Fugitive RJ McLeod

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Raymond "RJ" McLeod is wanted for the murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell. 

The Murder of Krystal Mitchell:
30-year-old Krystal Mitchell moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue a career in property management. At the complex she managed she met a single father RJ McLeod. According to friends and family he was her type of guy. He appeared on the surface to be a doting father.

Shortly after the two began seeing each other, Krystal had problems with her ex. She feared that she was in danger. McLeod was empathetic. He even gave her a gun for protection.

He suggested the two go to San Diego, California, to get away from it all.
On the way to San Diego on June 9th, Krystal talked with her best friend. She told her friend she was about an hour away from their destination. It was the last time those who loved Krystal were able to talk to her. 

On June 10, 2016, San Diego police officers responded to a 911 call on Mission Gorge Road.

Inside the bedroom Krystal and McLeod were staying in there were signs of a struggle. Krystal's body was on the floor-beaten and strangled. RJ McLeod was no where to be found.

On The Run:
McLeod took Krystal's car to the San Diego airport. From there he rented a car and crossed the border into Mexico.

Krystal's mother Josephine was able to confirm a sighting of McLeod in Guatemala in February of 2017 from a blog post. Here is a portion of the post:

Since then there have been reports throughout Central America.

There is currently a reward of up to $11,000 for information leading directly to his arrest.


RJ McLeod may be armed and dangerous. He is a former Marine. McLeod is 5'11" and 245 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair. Sometimes he shaves his head or has facial hair.

He has several tattoos: an iron cross on his right arm; a spiderweb on his right elbow; a large skull on his right arm; and a fall out sign on his right arm. 

McLeod may be using the name Matt, Matteo or Maverick. He is known to visit gyms and work out regularly. McLeod may be using steroids, cocaine, and drinking heavily.

RJ McLeod is known to frequent nightclubs, strip clubs and bars especially in expat communities. Below is a video of his dancing style:

We are looking for any information that could lead to the capture of Raymond "RJ" McLeod. He is thought to be armed and dangerous.


If you spot him, please contact authorities or you can contact us.


1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not post side by side photos.
3. Do not contact any family members.
4. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.