On August 19, 2020, a Maricopa County Grand Jury charged Michael Roy Turney, age 72, with one count of 2nd Degree Murder, a Class 1 Felony, for the death of Alissa Turney.
Alissa Turney was 17 years old went she vanished. On that day she poked her head into her boyfriend’s woodworking class at Paradise Valley High School and said her stepfather was taking her out of school early. She has never been seen or heard from again.
“As county attorney, this is the work that matters. It is why I became a prosecutor,” stated County Attorney Adel. “Seeking justice for victims of crime and their families will always be job one for this office. Being a voice for those who can no longer speak for themselves guides this office, every single day, as we seek to do the right thing for the right reasons.”
A charge in a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.