Amber-Leah Valentine and Jon Imes Wiki – Amber-Leah Valentine and Jon Imes Biography

ARIZONA: The dead body of a 16-year-old boy was allegedly disposed of by his parents who claimed he ran away. The Arizona couple were arrested along with a third person charged with aggravated assault and child abuse in connection with the case, according to police. On Monday, March 6, authorities said they have not yet determined the teen’s cause of death and await further charges. Jon Imes, 41, and Amber-Leah Valentine, 41, who live in the City of Kingman in the 2300 block of Packard Avenue, claimed their teenage son ran away from home and Sheriff’s Office deputies from Mohave County were first sent to the site in February. 25, reported Law and Crime.

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According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were told the teen was last seen on February 24 around 10 a.m. m., one day before the initial investigation. Three days later, police were told that a discarded body was discovered in Kingman in the area of Anson Smith Road and Indian Canyon Road.

“A deceased white male was located wrapped in a blanket behind a stone wall. Detectives responded to the scene and the deceased was transported by the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office. The identity of the deceased was unknown and an autopsy to determine cause/manner of death,” the sheriff’s office wrote.


While the death case remained unsolved, Valentine called the Mohave County office Thursday to report that she had just “released” her teenage daughter. Richard Pounds, 34, and a woman who was Valentine’s roommate allegedly held the 14-year-old girl captive. The woman is not named as she was not charged with any crime.

The girl and Valentine were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center, authorities said. “Amber-Leah Valentine indicated that she and her husband, Jon Imes, had disposed of the body of her 16-year-old son at the location listed above,” according to authorities. “She admitted that she lied to officers when they reported him as a fugitive and acknowledged that he was already deceased at the time of the report. During cross-examination, Jon Imes admitted to disposing of his son’s body and lying to officers about his escape. added the police.

At the hospital, investigators who spoke to the girl were told that using a BB gun, Pounds shot her in the eye. The 14-year-old girl also reported being a victim of domestic abuse. She is currently receiving medical treatment after she was taken into custody by the Arizona Department of Child Safety, according to Law and Crime.


Meanwhile, for felony abandonment/concealment of a deceased body, Arizona couple Imes and Valentine were arrested and taken into custody at the Mohave County Adult Detention Center. Following a search warrant executed at his home, Pounds and the woman were questioned after being taken into custody, according to authorities.

“After questioning, Richard Pounds was arrested on felony child abuse and aggravated assault charges and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Center,” police wrote, adding that the roommate was released. “This case remains under active investigation and additional charges are pending,” authorities said Monday, March 6 while autopsy results were pending.Read More……

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