Phoenix police are still seeking clues in the murder of the 17-year-old daughter of two prominent Tempe residents.
A local resident taking out trash in an alley near 18th Place and Roeser Road about 9:30 a.m. on Monday spotted what appeared to be a person sleeping and called police. Cops found the body of Brianna Wells. She had suffered "trauma" to the body, police said, and one news outlet reported that she had been beaten.
Wells is the adopted daughter of Dave Wells, a well-known lecturer with Arizona State University's Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and Rochelle Wells, Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board president.More »