Boyfriend of woman missing since June charged with murder

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The live-in boyfriend of a woman who has been missing for about eight months has been arrested.

Chandler police have been searching for Jamie Laiaddee since May 2010. She was reported missing by her father after she had not been seen for 10 weeks.

The investigation focused on Laiaddee’s boyfriend Rick Valentini, who also goes by the name Bryan Stewart. He was considered a person of interest in Laiaddee’s disappearance.

When police responded to the home Laiaddee shared with Valentini they found her car, keys and purse but were initially unable to contact the suspect.

Valentini was officially charged on second-degree murder charges on March 24. Chandler police say they have probable cause to charge Valentini in the death and disappearance of the victim.

Detectives still encourage anyone with information on this case to call Chandler police at 480-782-4130. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.