On June 21, 2018, human remains were discovered in the construction yard of a business located in an unincorporated portion of Chandler. The body, an adult female, was severely decomposed. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and assumed the investigation.
On June 28, 2018, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as that of Jaime Laiaddee. Jaime, a Chandler resident, was last seen on March 18, 2010 by her boyfriend, Rick Valentini. Jaime’s disappearance was reported to the Chandler Police by her father on May 28, 2010.
Detectives contacted Valentini in early June of that year and arrested him for an outstanding traffic related arrest warrant. Valentini was subsequently indicted on a Second Degree Murder charge for Jaime’s disappearance, and death. Valentini was convicted on this and other charges in 2011.
Rick Valentini is currently in the custody of the Arizona Department of Corrections serving a 54-year prison term.