Raymond McLeod Wanted for Murder

$11,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the    United States Marshals Service, and the Phoenix area Silent Witness Program are asking for the public’s help in locating Raymond McLeod who is wanted for the murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell. 

On June 10, 2016, at 1:17 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to a 911 call of a female not breathing inside of an apartment in the 7600 block of Mission Gorge Road.  The female later identified as Krystal Mitchell, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medics.  Detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene and determined that Mitchell was last seen alive with her boyfriend, Raymond McLeod.  McLeod is believed to have fled to Mexico after Mitchell’s death and is now believed to be traveling in Central America.  McLeod and Mitchell are from Phoenix, Arizona and were both visiting San Diego when the crime occurred. 

Raymond McLeod is a former United States Marine who may have access to weapons.  McLeod is a White male, 34-years-old, 5’11” tall, weighs 245 lbs, and has multiple tattoos on both of his arms.  McLeod also goes by the nickname of “RJ” and may be using the names “Matt” or “Mateo.”   

Raymond McLeod
DOB: 10/03/1983

Josephine Funes Wentzel (victim’s mother) will join District Attorney Summer Stephan along with officials from the San Diego Police Department and the United States Marshals Service for a press conference today, April 3, at 12:00 p.m., at the District Attorney’s Office located at the Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, 13th floor, San Diego. 

The United States Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of Raymond McLeod. 

Anyone with information on this murder or the location of Raymond McLeod is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Lt. Matt Dobbs at (619) 531-2425 or email at mdobbs@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .