THE last photos taken of Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias’ boyfriend were of him naked in the shower.
Arias is accused of shooting Alexander in the face, stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat while in the shower.
Here is more on the gory murder.
Who was Travis Alexander?
Travis Alexander, 30, was a salesman and the boyfriend of amateur photographer, Jodi Arias.
The pair met at a PrePaid Legal Services conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in September of 2006, while Alexander worked as a sales rep for the company.
Arias and Alexander began dating in early 2007 and she moved from California to Mesa, Arizona to be closer to him.
She then relocated back to California to live with her grandparents, but continued a long distance relationship with Alexander.
Both would take turns visiting each other from state to state for nearly a year and a half.
The two eventually split up in 2007 but kept in contact.
Arias claimed she ended the relationship because she didn’t trust Alexander, and she later alleged he was a sexual deviant who physically and sexually abused her.
What happened to him?
Alexander had asked Arias to join him on a work trip to Cancun in June of 2008.
Shortly before the trip, Alexander changed his mind and decided he would take a female friend in the place of Arias.
On May 28, Arias’ grandparents home was burglarized – one of the items that was stolen was a .25-caliber automatic Colt pistol which was never recovered.
Arias tried to get a hold of Alexander on June 2, but he did not answer.
The two eventually spoke for about 18 minutes on one phone call and on a second that lasted 41 minutes.
She set out in the wee hours of the morning to drive south to rent a car for a trip to Utah.
That same day she rented a car at Budget Rent a Car in Redding, California and by June 3, she was driving to Salt Lake City.
Alexander was supposed to be at a conference call on June 4 but missed it.
Arias went to business meetings all throughout – she had dyed her hair from blonde to brown and had various cuts on her hands, as her coworker Ryan Burns testified during her trial in 2013.
She drove back to Redding and returned the rental car.
The clerk noticed red stains in the seats and missing floor mats but no verification could be made to tie Arias to the mats or stains.
Was Jodi Arias having an affair?
- Several emails surfaced during trials of Arias exchanging sentiments with her co-worker, Ryan Burns.
- Burns testified in court claiming that the two had an affair a day before she murdered Alexander.
- Just like how she met Alexander, her and Burns met at a PrePaid Legal convention in 2008.
- The two began speaking on the phone multiple times a week and made plans to hang out in Utah, where Burns lived.
- Arias showed up to Burns’ house with cuts on her hands and new hair dye after murdering Alexander.
- According to Burns, they hooked up but did not have sex.
- Arias confided in him and told him that she slept with Alexander despite her thinking she was being “cheated on.”
What was the crime scene in Travis Alexander’s bathroom?
On June 9, Alexander’s friends became concerned after not hearing from him and went over to his apartment to check on him.
His friends entered his bedroom and discovered large pools of blood in the hallway, only to later discover his body in the shower.
Alexander was shot with a .25 caliber round with his throat slit and about 27 stab wounds all over his body.
His friends immediately dialed 9-1-1 and pointed out Arias as a suspect, citing that Alexander had mentioned she would stalk him, hack his Facebook and had previously slashed his tires.
Police recovered the last images of him when they searched his home and found a camera damaged in a washing machine.
In it were sexually explicit photos of Arias and Alexander taken on June 4.
The last photo of him alive was in the shower taken that same day.
Moments after, photos show him bleeding on the bathroom floor with blood gushing from his throat.
Police found DNA linking Arias to the crime scene.
Is Jodi Arias still in prison for his murder?
In July of 2008, Arias was indicted by a grand jury in Maricopa County, Arizona, for the first-degree murder of Alexander.
She was arrested at her home and extradited to Arizona on September 5.
Arias told police different stories regarding her involvement in Alexander’s death.
During the investigation she mentioned that she had not been in Mesa on the day of the murder and had last seen Alexander in March of 2008.
She then told police that two intruders had broken into Alexander’s home, murdering him and attacking her.
She pled not guilty and insists that the murder occurred in “self-defense” claiming that she was a victim of domestic violence.
Arias was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in April of 2015.
Her conviction was upheld by the Arizona Court of Appeals in March.
She is serving her sentence at the Arizona State Prison Complex.
Was Travis Alexander mormon?
Alexander was a mormon.
Arias converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which Alexander was a member of and was baptized by him in November of 2006.
How can I watch the Jodi Arias documentary?
Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery is streaming on Hulu.
The three-part docuseries focuses on the events leading up to Alexander’s murder and the sensational details of Arias’ trial.
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