The mother and brother of Kyleigh Sousa on Tuesday placed a
bouquet of flowers in the 200 block of Apache Trail near an
International House of Pancakes restaurant and the Twin Palms Hotel
in Tempe in memory of the 21-year-old Arizona State University
student. Sousa died May 26 hours after she was robbed and dragged
by a heavyset Hispanic man driving a car who grabbed her purse and
sped away. A flier placed with the flowers seeks clues in her death
and provides phone numbers to call for anyone who may have
information in the crime. Photo by Mike Sakal
Kyleigh Sousa's mother Karen Montenegro, right, along with Kyleigh's older brother Bernie Sousa,left, speak to the media, Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in Tempe, a day shy of one-month since the incident that took Kyleigh's life.
Kyleigh Sousa who was killed after a suspect grabbed her purse and attempted to drive away while Kyleigh became entangled in the purse straps and was dragged for a short distance.
Police want to find the person who put a driver’s license
belonging to the friend of a dragging victim into a U.S. Postal
Arizona State University student Kyleigh Sousa died after
someone grabbed her purse and sped off in May. Police said Thursday
that sometime between May 26 and June 20, someone placed the
driver’s license of Sousa’s male friend in a mailbox in Phoenix.
The license was taken during the robbery, when a man driving a
newer model silver Chrysler 300 grabbed Sousa’s purse in the 200
block of East Apache Boulevard and sped off with it.
Sousa, 21, who was tangled in the purse straps, was dragged by
the car and suffered severe injuries during the crime. She was
pronounced dead hours later at a nearby hospital.
If anyone has any information about the crime, they can call
Tempe police at (480) 350-8311 or Silent Witness at (480)