Accused serial killer faces charges in murder of girlfriend’s brother

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According to the Phoenix Police Department, Jesus Real is one of nine people murdered by accused serial killer Cleophus Cooksey, Jr.  (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/Phoenix PD) According to the Phoenix Police Department, Jesus Real is one of nine people murdered by accused serial killer Cleophus Cooksey, Jr.  (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/Phoenix PD)
Court records show Real was found dead Dec. 11 in an Avondale apartment. Real had been shot twice in the head. (Source: Phoenix PD) Court records show Real was found dead Dec. 11 in an Avondale apartment. Real had been shot twice in the head. (Source: Phoenix PD)
In the days following the shooting, Desaree Coronado, far right, Griselda Vasquez, middle, and Liliana Vasquez, left, were arrested on charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) In the days following the shooting, Desaree Coronado, far right, Griselda Vasquez, middle, and Liliana Vasquez, left, were arrested on charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

According to the Phoenix Police Department, Jesus Real is one of nine people murdered by accused serial killer Cleophus Cooksey, Jr. 

Court records show Real was found dead Dec. 11 in an Avondale apartment. Real had been shot twice in the head.

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Court documents say Real’s cell phone was missing. In the days following the shooting, Desaree Coronado, Griselda Vasquez and Liliana Vasquez were arrested on charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.

According to court records, Real’s sisters Griselda and Liliana discovered his body. 

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Investigators say Griselda took Real’s cell phone, which ultimately ended up in the hands of Real’s girlfriend, Desaree Coronado. 

Both are accused of lying to investigators about the cell phone’s whereabouts but court records show police obtained a search warrant and electronically tracked the cell phone to a motel where all three women were staying. 

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Court documents show Liliana originally denied having contact with her boyfriend, Cooksey, following the murder. Records say she later admitted to having a phone conversation with Cooksey the day after Real’s shooting and revealed Cooksey had been in the Avondale apartment before Real was found dead.

All three women appear to be out of custody. No one was found at the Avondale apartment Thursday evening.

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