Phoenix woman out for stroll with baby groped by stranger

Apr 10, 2023, 2:00 PM

(Pixabay Photo)...

(Pixabay Photo)

(Pixabay Photo)

This article most recently appeared Oct. 26, 2020.

On a beautiful Friday morning, May 8, 2015, a young mom pushed a stroller along 67th Avenue between Thomas and Indian School roads.

“She was just out trying to get a little exercise when a man approached and asked her for the time,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Derek Elmore said.

“She gave him the time and he moved off. As she continued walking, she noticed the guy was now behind her. She picked up her pace hoping to shake the guy, but he lunged at her and grabbed her,” Elmore said.

He groped her chest and below her waist before she was able to scream and get away, fleeing to her apartment with her baby and locking herself inside.

Investigators said this suspect may be responsible for other similar attacks in the area.

Read more about this case here.

Kenny Mayve, 54, was found beaten nearly to death at a warehouse loading dock near 29th Avenue and Thomas Road on March 26, 2010. The beating happened between 8 p.m. and 10:25 p.m.

Mayve, who later died of his injuries, had no connection to that warehouse and no known enemies.

“Kenny used to be a janitor at Phoenix College,” Elmore said. “All the people there and all the people that worked with him really thought highly of him. He’d endeared himself to those people to the point that they got really emotional talking about him.”

As far as investigators can tell, Mayve was just a really nice guy.

“So that’s why it’s truly one of those mysteries that detectives are trying to put the pieces together to solve,” Elmore said.

Read more about this case here.

Silent Witness

Joshua Bentley was killed in Phoenix on Feb. 26, 2015....

Jayme West

Phoenix police still searching for clues in generous man’s 2015 murder

Phoenix police are looking for clues in the death of a generous man who was found unresponsive behind a local convenience store in 2015.

8 days ago

homicide victims pose for photo...

Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for suspects in 2014 double murder

After the double murder of an elderly couple at a Phoenix home almost a decade ago, detectives remain determined to find the killer.

15 days ago

side by side of woman who police said committed identity theft...

Jayme West

Police searching for woman who committed identity theft in Valley earlier this year

As clear as the surveillance pictures are, there's no way this brazen I.D thief in Phoenix will be able to keep her crime spree going much longer.

28 days ago

(Pexels Photo)...

Jayme West

Reward offered in case of Phoenix middle school student shot and killed

Silent Witness is offering a reward for information on a shooting that left a 13-year-old Phoenix boy dead in 2010.

1 month ago

Steven Silva and Santiago Silva...

SuElen Rivera

2 suspects arrested after man fatally beaten with club at Phoenix discount store

Two brothers are in custody for allegedly beating a man to death with a club at a Family Dollar Store in central Phoenix Tuesday, authorities said.

2 months ago

two victims of crime shown in Silent Witness photo...

Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for suspects after man burned alive

Police are looking for the public's help to find suspects after a man was burned alive on Christmas Day in 2007.

2 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @KTAR923...

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

Follow @KTAR923...

The 2023 Diamondbacks are a good example to count on the underdog

The Arizona Diamondbacks made the World Series as a surprise. That they made the playoffs at all, got past the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card round, swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS and won two road games in Philadelphia to close out a full seven-game NLCS went against every expectation. Now, […]


Midwestern University

Midwestern University: innovating Arizona health care education

Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus near Loop 101 and 59th Avenue is an established leader in health care education and one of Arizona’s largest and most valuable health care resources.

Phoenix woman out for stroll with baby groped by stranger