Chad Norris Accused of Killing Tempe Business Co-Owner; Cops Find Loads of Alleged Evidence but No Body

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Chad Norris (left) and Tamara Norris.
A Tempe missing-person case has turned into a homicide case, as the co-owner of an auto-body repair shop is accused of killing his business partner, although the man's body has not been found.

Chad Norris, 33, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in the presumed death of 45-year-old Jason Johnson, and Norris' wife has also been arrested for allegedly helping cover up the evidence.

Tempe police put out a missing-person alert on Tuesday, after Johnson didn't show up to work on Monday, and had missed several appointments with friends and family over the weekend.

Police say Chad and Tamara Norris were arrested the next day.

According to Tempe police, investigators started questioning employees at the Tempe location of Johnson and Norris' business, Scottsdale Auto Collision Center, near Priest Drive and Elliot Road.

Police learned that Norris and Johnson had been in an argument the last time Johnson was seen, which was September 14.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, nobody at the shop knew what the argument was about, but Johnson was known to get upset about the progress of the shop's renovation, which had been going on for three months.


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imagineths
imagineths

I am Jason's cousin. This chad guy shot 15 times at Jason who was running for his life. His family is mourning his loss and the comments of smell and other rude remarks are uncalled for.

No one deserves this period. Who goes to work already heated with a gun? Chad and Jason had already had some words because chad was behind in his part of the new opening on the shop.

The wife's mother called the crematorium where she used to work the same evening this took place. I'm almost positive they burned my cousin. They are thinking without a body they can't be found guilty.

Now Jason's children are unable to get insurance or social security for 10 years without a body or confirmation of what happened to it.

Ktulu
Ktulu

Man, how bad do you think Jason's corpse smells right about now???

eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

Jason, we will raise a glass to you here in NewYork.  Rest in peace friend!!!

eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

.........and now douchbag chad and his wife plead not guilty.  What a joke.  Time to man up Chad.  What were you doing with the trailer,,,,,,with Jasons ID, blood and shell casings.  I hope you both go to jail for a long long time.  How about manning up and telling the authorities what you did with him so those that loved him can have closure and we can start the long process of forgiveness.  I pray that the prosecutor goes for the death penalty....Ultimately your heavenly father is who you will be explaining your actions to.  As for your wife.  How does she defend a coward who is ripe with infidelity?????  She too will have some time in jail to think about it.  We will continue to pray for the well being of your children.....Man up Chad!!!

wealth
wealth

I knew Jason for several years.  Yes, he was intense and could get fired up.  Chad.  I didn't know him as well.  He seemed quiet and was good at what he did.  The comments of Jason treating Chad like a brother and considering him one. True.  Ktulu...you are simply ignorant.  If you were an insurance appraiser aka (the guy who tried to save the billion dollar  insurance companies money) and you dealt with someone you thought was doing unscrupulous things and did nothing to stop it, well.....it pretty much sums up your ethic as well.  It really doesn't matter how heated an argument can get.  You simply don't kill them (alledged).  If you knew them both, you knew Jason was a large strong man....and Chad?  Tall, but not near the size Jason was.  So, if they got into a scuffle and Chad had no cuts, bruises let alone anything more serious and Jason is likely dead???  It just doesn't add up.  I have had my cars repaired there for years and have referred many friends over the years.  Mine were not insurance claims, just some custom work, and Kutlu.....I always had a fair price and the job was done to the level of excellence every time.  I can only hope that this all gets cleared up and that the truth comes out.  Jason....you will be missed to all those who considered you a friend.  I pray that you are at peace.

Karma
Karma

ktulu - your comments are not welcome - please do not post again - karma is king

Ktulu
Ktulu

I am an auto appraiser and have been to that shop many times and can tell you that Jason was a lying, conniving thief. He cheated his bod. ymen on hours and lied to his estimators about bonuses. That is why he had a revolving door of employees there, the only ones who could stay were equally lying and conniving types.We all know he did time in CA for insurance fraud and was up to his old tricks out in Scottsdale, openly telling customers how to enhance the damage to their vehicles. Hopefully now that miserable shop will close its door forever

employeeofsac
employeeofsac

I am an employee of Scottsdale Auto Collision and I just have to first say that this situation is very sad.  It has been a really rough week at work.  I knew both the victim and alleged defendants and I have to agree with FriendofTamara, the whole thing is very disturbing.  Chad is a very intelligent man and this whole thing doesn't make sense. There are a lot of things the detectives still haven't told the public about this case.  I just hope anyone that can help the detectives in this case will and tell them ANYTHING they might know about the disappearance of Jason will step up and tell them.  

FriendofTamara
FriendofTamara

To FriendofJason, I know the alleged defendants and this whole thing is very disturbing to me. They are good people with a family they adore and would do anything to PROTECT them. I know about Jason's personallity and there are issues in this case that have not come to light yet. Even though what happened is horrible, there may be a very good reason that it happened the way it did.

FriendofJason
FriendofJason

I am truly ashamed for posters Moon_Hunter and drgonzo A tragedy has occurred, what appears, Jason was brutally murdered and what sounds like dismembered God forbid. Even worse, by a man he obviously trusted  and befriended enough to be business partners with and all your "comments" are are trying to correct another's comment AND in a very rude and disrespectful way at that!

Oh Moon_Hunter> FYI:"We the People" you know...'A Jury of our peers" I'll break it down just a bit more in case you haven't got it... "We the Jury find the Defendant____".

Now grow up and show some respect!!! Figure out what you are so miserable about, handle it and let the mean and nasty Moon_Hunter RIP as Jason will. He's home with God and his mother now. So... quit attacking strangers!!!

 

Rest in peace Jason Michael Johnson, you will always be loved, missed and remembered!!

 

Celebrating your life in Sacramento!!

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robert_graham
robert_graham

Police don't need a body to convict somebody of murder.

drgonzo
drgonzo

it's real evidence, not alleged evidence.  The cops allege that the evidence recovered supports a conclusion, but the evidence is real.  Likewise, the cops allegedly recovered evidence that shows a crime occurred.

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