(Phoenix, Arizona) – The office of Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced that a county grand jury has indicted Zion William Teasley (01/01) with one count of first-degree murder, a class one dangerous felony.*
Teasley was arrested and booked into jail earlier this month after a Lauren Heike was found murdered in a desert hiking trail in northeast Phoenix.
“My heart goes out to the victim’s family and the pain they are experiencing losing their loved one in this manner,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “Our office will work diligently to seek justice for Lauren and her family.”
*A charge in a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Zion Teasley Indictment
Zion Teasley Notice of Supervening Indictment