UPDATE 5/29/16 -The Maricopa Police Department said investigators found the body of Angela Russo in a desert area of Maricopa County, reports ABC15. Lashawn Johnson was arrested in connection with the case and charged with first-degree murder.
The Find Angela Russo Facebook page posted:
“The family of Angela Russo is devastated by the reality of her murder. While the arrest of Lashawn Johnson by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office provides some relief and closure, the family has suffered greatly since Angela went missing on April 19th. The family is grateful for the generous outpour of love and support for Angela and the family. They request that their privacy be respected during this time of mourning. The family continues to work closely with law enforcement and prosecuting officials as they work to effect justice.”
Original story: Authorities are searching for missing Angela Russo, 24, from Maricopa, AZ. Her mother, Diana Shallow, believes that someone has her.
Her cell phone was used to call a Pizza Hut on 43rd Avenue and McDowell, but police found she never placed an order. Then she placed another phone call, but so far the police have not been able find who she called. She was in the area of West Valley near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road when she used her phone. She texted her mom she was to meet someone for dinner and she would be home in the morning. Shallow also states she has found out that her daughter was online dating.
Angela drives a blue 2007 Honda Accord with Arizona plates BNL1629. That car is missing. Angela is 5’3” tall, 150 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes and burgundy highlights. She has tattoos of wings on her wrists, a tree with Winnie the Pooh characters on her shoulder and the word ‘promise’ on her ring finger.
If you have any information please call the Maricopa Police Dept. at 520-568-3673.