L Motel

The L Motel on South Motel, where the body of Jaron James, 23, of Flagstaff, was found Sept. 7.  Four Flagstaff teens have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with his death.

Four Flagstaff teens have been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 23-year-old man last week, Flagstaff Police officials said.

Jaron James of Flagstaff was found dead in the L Motel on Milton Road at approximately 9:20 a.m. on September 7, Flagstaff Police Department spokesman Sgt. Cory Runge said in a press release. Officers responding to the incident noted several injuries to James, and his body was turned over to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office, where his death was ruled a homicide, Runge said.

Lawrence Sampson-Kahn, 18, Kayson Russell, 19, Mirelle Gorman, 16, and Jayda Fortune, 17, all of Flagstaff, have been arrested in connection with the death, Runge said. No other suspects are being sought.

Note: Photo of Jayda Fortune not available.

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