Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Murder of Christina Leonard

Source: KVOA.com

Christina Leonard was only 33 years-old when her life was brutally taken in July 2019. 

The young woman was a resident of Tuscon, Arizona. She was also five months pregnant at the time of her death. Christina and her loved ones were looking forward to the arrival of her baby girl. Unfortunately, both Christina and her unborn child were killed on July 3rd, 2019.

It was around 11:00 AM when a Pima County resident driving by the 4900 block of Cactus Wren Avenue spotted a woman lying on the ground. The resident called 911 and reported seeing "a woman that appeared to have collapsed." Police responded to the scene and found that the woman was actually deceased. 

Said woman was soon identified as Christina Leonard. Her body was found on the ground next to her vehicle. Christina had suffered obvious signs of trauma, and her death was subsequently classified as a murder. 

It was eventually determined that Christina was last heard from around 9:30 AM on the morning of the murder. By approximately 11:00 AM, her body was found. Christina was killed within that 90-minute timeframe, during which, according to investigators, "she may have traveled to meet someone."

Authorities have never revealed the exact cause of Christina's death. In 2022, Pima County Detective Lisa Johnson told reporters that they declined to disclose this information because it's "information only the suspect would know." HoweverJohnson did share that the investigators believe Christina knew her killer. 

Details about the investigation have otherwise been kept under wraps. While dozens of warrants have reportedly been served, detectives have not released any names of potential suspects or persons of interest. It's been noted that Christina was a private person, which has made her murder even more difficult to solve. As such, both investigators and Christina's family members have appealed to the public in hopes that someone with information that could solve the case will come forward. 

If you have any information that could help solve the murder of Christina Leonard, please contact the Pima County Sheriff’s Department at (520) 351-4900 or submit an anonymous tip online

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