UPDATE 11/15: The suspects in the Cynthia Williams case have been named as Sharon Marie Clark and Jeffrey Scott Williams. The defendants are non-Indian. Both defendants were brought before the United States District Court, District of Arizona for their initial appearance Monday. They have been initially charged with killing Cynthia Williams with malice aforethought. Detention hearings are scheduled for November 17th and November 22nd in Flagstaff.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department has confirmed that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the homicide of Cynthia Williams, who was found dead in March.
Cynthia’s body was reportedly found on a remote section of the agricultural valley’s main irrigation canal not far from Poston, AZ on March 9th, 2016. Her death shocked the Parker community and her family and police helped put together a $10,000 reward for information leading to justice in the homicide.
Now, two suspects – both of whom are residents of Parker and not members of CRIT – have been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of CRIT P.D. No information was released beyond those details.
CRIT P.D. says it has been working with the FBI on investigating the case since it happened in March, and that their goal is to bring justice for Cynthia Williams’ family and safety to the community.
Our original story on the death of Cynthia Williams, including an interview with her brother, can be found HERE. A rumor that she was a police informant is debunked HERE. We’ll cover further details when they are released.