It’s been well over a week since the bodies of a young man and woman were found on Salome highway in Tonopah. So the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is turning again to the public to help crack this case.

Officer Chris Hegstrom says 17 year old Sophia Gibbs and 18 year old Jesse Romero were shot to death and their bodies found Tuesday, August 18th.

Hegstrom says, some leads have been coming in, but more information is needed. “we need the public’s help in giving us some answers”, he says.

Gibbs was found lying on the road, while Romero’s body was draped over a fence. If you were on Salome highway at 411th Avenue in the wee hours of August 19th, M-C-S-O wants to hear from you at 602-876-1011.

–Barbara Villa

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