On December 6, 2013 at about 12:30 am, Mesa police officers responded to the Sun Garden apartments, located at 860 E. Brown in Mesa, reference a body found in a dumpster. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation into this obviously suspicious death. We have since identified the victim as 14-year-old, Claudia Ann Lucero, whom had last been seen the previous morning at approximately 6:30 am at her residence in Mesa. We have no additional details to release at this time.
This is a tragedy with profound effect on family, friends and our community as a whole. Though no arrests have been made as of this release, our investigators our vigorously pursuing all leads in the investigation. We are asking for anyone with information that may assist us in our investigation to immediately contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211, option 2, or Silent Witness at 480- WITNESS.