Juan Camarena, who was named by law enforcement last fall as a “person of interest” in a Wasilla triple homicide investigation, plans to plead guilty in federal court to one count of unlawfully possessing ammunition (Felon in Possession). His Change of Plea is expected to take place during the week of October 13th. There will be a written plea agreement – likely including a sentencing agreement – but it has not been filed yet.
Wasilla Triple Murder Remains Unsolved
Authorities have not charged anyone with the November 2nd, 2019, murders of Michael “Mikey” Attwood (age 25); Donna Marie Campos (age 37; also known as Marie Anderson); and Alyssa Jimenez (age 28.) Attwood and Campos were found deceased on Knik Knak Mud Shack Road and Jimenez was found deceased near mile 10 of Knik Goose Bay Road. All three died as a result of gunfire.
Juan Camarena’s Fifth Wheel trailer, which was parked on EZ Street, Wasilla, was searched pursuant to a search warrant issued as part of the murder investigation. Ammunition, three holsters, and magazine sleeves were found and seized.
The Alaska State Troopers had issued a bulletin seeking the public’s help in locating Mr. Camarena just after the victims’ bodies were discovered. Camarena turned himself in to AST on November 14th and he was arrested and taken into custody on the federal charge.
Juan Camarena charged with Sexual Assault and Sex Trafficking by State of Alaska
Shortly after he was taken into custody on the federal warrant, Mr. Camarena was charged by the State of Alaska – in Palmer Superior Court – with a new separate felony case – 3PA-19-02740 CR. He faces five felony counts of sexual assault and sex trafficking. Those charges are still pending. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for October 23rd and trial is tentatively set for the week of December 7th, 2020.
Mr. Camarena spells his name “Juan Camarana” on Facebook. He is from Colton, California, and only moved to Alaska fairly recently. Here is his Facebook profile:
Here is the “Notice of Intent to Change Plea” filed on October 1st (last Thursday) in the federal case:
The Affidavit in Support of the Complaint in the federal case, filed last fall, gives details of the ammunition charge:
This Detention Memo, which the United States Attorneys filed in the federal case, gives details of Mr. Camarena’s past criminal history: