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Man Convicted of Dumping Body Parts in Yavapai County


A former Seattle resident accused of dumping body parts around Central Arizona has been convicted of more than two dozen felonies. The Yavapai County Attorney's Office says a jury found Walter Harold Mitchell the third guilty Thursday of 29 felony counts of concealing or abandoning a dead body. Authorities linked him to human remains found on the outskirts of Prescott in late December 2020 through tags and medical gauze that accompanied them. Mitchell had moved to Arizona in 2020 from Washington state, where he owned a business that managed cadavers for research. Prosecutors say Mitchell admitted to dumping the parts. The remains have been linked to nine people.

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