Arizona woman accused in adopted son’s death extradited from Georgia

Posted at 12:40 PM, March 6, 2023

PHOENIX (KNXV) — An Arizona woman facing charges in connection to the disappearance and death of her 10-year-old adopted son has been extradited from Georgia.

Crystal Wilson, 54, was booked into the Maricopa County jail overnight Saturday, according to Buckeye police.

They originally announced the arrest of Wilson back in December.

Crystal Wilson & Jesse Wilson

(L) Crystal Wilson, (R) Jesse Wilson (Buckeye Police Department)

In July of 2016, Crystal Wilson told police that Jesse Wilson had run away from their home after she had put him to bed for the night.

Authorities searched for Jesse for months with no luck finding the boy.

It wasn’t until March 8, 2018 that Jesse’s skeletal remains were found on the side of the road. His cause of death could not be determined.

Crystal Wilson had disappeared about a month after Jesse went missing, and had not been seen up to when the boy’s remains were found.

A new investigator was assigned to the case in November of 2020, and on December 9, 2022, a Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted Wilson.

Wilson was arrested in Georgia a few days later. She now faces a charge of abandonment or concealment of a body.

This story was originally published March 4, 2023, by KNXV in Phoenix, an E.W. Scripps Company.


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