There appears to be a break in the Jackie Hartman missing persons case. A searcher on an all-terrain vehicle discovered a body on Sunday in the area where they were searching for Jackie Hartman.
“We have found a body,” Duncan said. He added that investigators believe the body is related to the disappearance of Hartman. She has been missing since Jan. 28 and police and volunteers have searched for her body in the rugged landscape between Fountain Hills and Payson, where the man suspected of killing her, Johnathan Ian Burns, used his cell phone in the hours just after her disappearance. (East Valley Tribune)
(Johnathan Ian Burns/Jackie Hartman)
Johnathan Ian Burns was arrested on January 29, 2007 and was just recently indicted by a grand jury for first degree murder of Jackie Hartman.
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A grand jury indicted 25 year old, convicted felon, Jonathan Ian Burns for first degree murder, sexual assault and kidnapping of missing Jackie Hartman.
Jonathan Ian Burns, 25, a convicted felon who is not allowed to possess a gun was also charged with illegal possession of a handgun.
“Physical evidence recovered near the defendant’s home indicates that the victim was assaulted and murdered,” said Barnett Lotstein, a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
The indictment leaves open the possibility that “one or more other persons” assisted in the crimes. (East Valley Tribune)
19 year old Jacquelan Hartman has been missing since Sunday in Gilbert, Arizona.
Jacquelan “Jackie” Hartman was last seen at about 1 a.m. when she left her Gilbert home to meet a friend in the area of Williams Field Road and Val Vista Drive, police said.
Jackie Hartman Description:
- 5 feet 7 inches tall
- 175 pounds
- blue eyes
- shoulder-length brown hair with blonde highlights
- She was last seen wearing a white long blouse with a tan sweater, blue jeans and white flip-flops
If anyone has any information please call (480) 503-6500.
UPDATE I: Police believe missing Gilbert woman killed during rape by Jonathan Burns
Police believe that ex-convict Jonathan Burns raped and murdered Jackie Hartman. Burns has been arrested on charges of sexual assault in the case. Just another case of a predator on the loose and an unsuspecting victim in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can we brand ex-cons to let people know who and what they are dealing with at this point? Jackie Hartman’s clothes, including a bloody shirt, bra and panties near Burn’s home.
Jonathan Ian Burns/Jackie Hartman
Hartman was last seen with Burns at about 2 a.m. Sunday, and was supposed to meet her sister about three hours later. While being questioned by police, Burns admitted having sex with her and said he dropped her off about 5 a.m. and went home, according to the probable cause statement.
But cell phone records show he drove north on Highway 87 during that time and was unaccounted for between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, the court record shows. Officers searching near his apartment found Hartman’s purse, sandals, shirt, bra and panties in a trash bin near Burns’ home.
The shirt and bra were ripped in half, and there were what appeared to be bullet holes in the bloody shirt, officers wrote. (KVOA News 4)
UPDATE II: Arrest linked to missing woman
It has literally gotten to the point that back ground checks are needed before girls go out on dates. What a sad story and rather heinous act that this ex-con committed.
A 25-year-old felon has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after police found a missing Gilbert woman’s bullet-ridden, torn clothing in a dumpster near his home, according to court documents.
Burns spent more than seven years in Arizona prisons on convictions of burglary, promoting prison contraband and an arson offense, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections Web site.
Duncan said police believe Hartman and Burns were acquaintances, although details of how they met were sketchy. “We are still looking for Jackie,” Duncan said. (AZ Central)
According to her family, Jacquelan “Jackie” Hartman, 19, was on her first date when she was reported missing early Sunday morning.
UPDATE III: Missing Gilbert woman, Jacquelan “Jackie” Hartman, met man at gas station
The man suspected of kidnapping and raping a missing Gilbert woman met her at a gas station days before her disappearance, said Daniel Smith, 20, who works at Banner Baywood Hospital with the 19-year-old woman.
“She didn’t know what she was getting herself into,” Smith said. (East Valley Tribune)
UPDATE IV: Police seek missing woman’s clothing
Police are asking for the public’s help locating clothing last worn by a missing 19-year-old Gilbert woman as they work this weekend to find her.
the public’s help is needed in locating the tan sweater and blue jeans, which could be anywhere from Chandler, where other evidence was found, to Sunflower, Ruet said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gilbert police at (480) 503-6500 (AZ Central)
UPDATE V: Search continues for missing Gilbert teen
The search continues for the 19 year old missing nursing school student Jackie Hartman. Volunteers and authorities alike helped in the search for Jackie.
Hundreds of volunteers and police continue to scour the desert northeast of metro Phoenix in search of a 19-year-old nursing student, who is thought to have been brutally raped and murdered.
Volunteers picked through the prickly pear and mesquite on foot, horseback, ATVs and dirt bikes Saturday in search of Jackie Hartman of Gilbert.
Police believe Hartmans body may have been dumped in the wilderness between Fountain Hills and Payson, where Burns used his cell phone within a few hours of Hartmans disappearance.
Because of the uncertainty about whether Hartman is alive, police sent two types of K-9 units Saturday: tracking dogs to sniff for her scent, and cadaver dogs to scout for decomposition.
“We’ll be here as long as it takes, or until sundown,” said Barbara Markley, a former corrections officer from Florence. She and Amy Wells, of Mesa, headed out on foot, planning to “think like criminals.”
Some 50 officers from Gilbert and Chandler police departments, the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Arizona Game and Fish Department joined 100 trained volunteers from Sheriff Joe Arpaios posse to begin a highly coordinated search for Hartman at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. (AZ Starnet)
UPDATE VI: No searches planned today for missing Gilbert woman