News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Second man indicted in the killing of Sidney Cranston Jr.
A second man has been indicted in the killing of 40 year old Sidney Cranston Jr. whose human remains were found buried in a remote area east of Kingman, Arizona on Saturday, January 7th, 2017.
According to the Kingman Police Department, 54 year old Bill Sanders has been charged with concealing a dead body and tampering with physical evidence.
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Sidney Cranston Jr.’s has been missing since June 2015 and his disappearance had been treated as a missing person’s case for 19 months.
Bill Sanders has interviewed numerous times before by authorities during the investigation into Sidney Cranston Jr.’s disappearance.
On Friday, January 6th, 2017, Bill Sanders failed a lie-detector test administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and once advised of those results, Bill Sanders changed his story and took detectives to the gravesite.
Bill Sanders is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.
According to the Kingman Police Department, at around 4:00pm MST of Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, 61 year old Alfredo Blanco (aka Al Blanco) of Kingman, Arizona was arrested at a care facility in Youngtown, Arizona (a Phoenix, Arizona suburb).
Alfredo Blanco was booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kingman Police Department Detectives obtained a First Degree Murder warrant from the Mohave County Attorney’s Office.
The warrant was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation who responded to the care facility and took Alfredo Blanco into police custody on the warrant.
Alfredo Blanco was extradited back to Mohave County, Arizona.
Alfredo Blanco was charged with first-degree murder, concealing a dead body and tampering with physical evidence.
Alfredo Blanco pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges Thursday, January 26th, 2017 in an arraignment before Superior Court Judge Billy Sipe in Kingman, Arizona.
Alfredo Blanco is being held without bond in the county jail pending on Monday, February 27th, 2017 court hearing.
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