Update in Fountain Hills burglary that was home to double homicide victims


FOUNTAIN HILLS – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on July 24 in the case of two stolen vehicles from a burglary that occurred in a Fountain Hills home, which was also the location of a recent double homicide that is linked to a crime spree in Scottsdale.

The burglary and double homicide occurred at 14906 E. Kit Fox Place, and the murder victims are believed to be a part of suspect Dwight Jones’ mass killing spree regarding a divorce dispute.

The burglary occurred early in June and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) detectives with the help of local law enforcement were able to recover both vehicles, and arrested suspect Keith Dees for the car thefts on June 20.

The first vehicle was recovered unoccupied on June 8, and the second vehicle was recovered on June 20 while occupied by Dees, a 41-year-old from Avondale. He was arrested for car theft and MCSO collected forensic evidence from him at that time.

On July 19 MCSO was notified that forensic evidence collected from home matched Dees.

“This DNA match provided physical evidence that Dees is linked to the home where the burglary occurred,” stated a press release from MCSO. “It also connected him to another previous burglary that occurred in 2014 in the City of Phoenix.”

Dees is charged with one count of Burglary Second Degree.

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