News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Positive identification of human remains found are of missing Sidney Cranston Jr.
According to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, the human remains found in a remote area east of Kingman, Arizona have been positively identified as 40 year old Sidney Cranston Jr. who has been missing since June 2015.
The human remains were found on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 and authorities have ruled the death a homicide.
After being found, the human remains were turned over to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office for a positive identification.
Days later, the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the human remains after utilized dental charts for verification.
At 2:04pm PT / 3:04pm MST, Kingman Police Department posted the positive identification information on their Facebook page.
Sidney Cranston Jr. was last seen on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in the area of Interstate 40 and Stockton Hill Road and was believed to be showing an unknown property to an unknown client at the time.
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 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 will be extradited back to Mohave County, Arizona in the near future.
The case is still an open and active investigation.
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