Yavapai County, Arizona: On Thursday, September 29, the Yavapai County Attorney's office announced that 61-year-old Walter Harold Mitchell had been found guilty of 29 counts of abandonment or concealment of a dead body related to his dumping of donated body parts in November 2020.
Sentencing has been scheduled for Monday, October 31 at 11:00 am before Judge Krista M. Carman. His possible sentence was not announced by the attorney's office.
Mitchell operated a business by the name of Future GenX out of Seattle, Washington. That business closed in April 2020 at which time Mitchell moved the donated body parts in a U-Haul where they were stored on dry ice.
Upon arrival to Arizona Mitchell moved the remains to a chest freezer inside of a padlocked storage shed.
Mitchell admitted, according to the Yavapai County Attorney's office, that he dumped the remains in late November 2020 and then sold the chest freezer before moving into an apartment in Scottsdale.
Between December 26 and 27, 2020, the human remains were located in a remote area outside of Prescott, Arizona. On the first day 19 limbs were recovered and the following day another five limbs were recovered.
In another location two hunters reported discovering two human heads. Further search of the area revealed three more.
Abandonment or concealment of a dead body is a class 5 felony in Arizona. Mitchell could face a sentence running anywhere between 6 months and 2 years and a possible maximum of three years probation.