Sunday, June 24, 2018

Unconscious Subject On The Ground - 3902 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251



Crime scene tape at Main St and Brown Ave (5:35 AM MST).
Photographer: Peter Kosednar

Unconscious subject on the ground reported at 3902 North Brown Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.

[Update: June 25, 2018] On 6/24/18 at approximately 3:40 am, we responded to a call of an unconscious subject on the ground at 3902 North Brown Ave. (East of Scottsdale Road. South of Main Street.) When patrol officers arrived, they encountered an adult female victim with severe head trauma and she was quickly transported to an area hospital by Scottsdale Fire with life-threatening injuries. The victim has been described as "Transient" and she remains in critical condition at the hospital. This investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this time, according to Sergeant Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Department.

DR Number: 13949
Crime: AGG ASSAULT-DEADLY WEAPON/DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT
Location Type: Strip Mall
Date: 06/24/2018
Time: 0339
Public Address: 3900 N BROWN AV
Victim: N/A

[Update: July 05, 2018] Victim died on 06/30/18. The victim has passed away as a result of her injuries sustained in the attack. The investigation is still on-going. We anticipate putting out further information soon, according to Sgt. Ben Hoster, Public Information Office with the Scottsdale Police Department.

[Update: July 06, 2018] The investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this time. We do anticipate issuing a press release on Monday related to this case, according to Sgt. Ben Hoster, Public Information Office with the Scottsdale Police Department.



Paulette Larwinski sitting on Scottsdale Mall bench (January 24, 2016).
Photographer: Peter Kosednar

[Update: July 09, 2018] The homeless victim has been identified as Paulette Larwinski, 70 (Birth Date: 07/1947), of Scottsdale.

Police are asking for help identifying a person of interest. The person of interest is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male, 5’6” to 6’0”, 170-200 lbs. with dark hair. Just prior to the attack, he was seen wearing no shirt and blue jeans. After the attack, he was seen wearing blue jeans, a dark T-shirt and dark colored shoes.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000. For anonymous tips, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (W-I-T-N-E-S-S) or visit the Silent Witness website at www.silentwitness.org.

[Update: July 13, 2018] The Scottsdale Police Department (SPD) has arrested 22-year-old Jadyn Curtis for the murder of Paulette Larwinski. Curtis was arrested on July 12, 2018 at approximately 3:26 pm, for 1st Degree Murder, Sex Assault, Kidnapping, and Armed Robbery of Paulette Larwinksi.