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Murder in Mesa Verde

March 15, 2018

MESA VERDE, Calif – On March 10 at 12:07 a.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Colorado River Station responded to an unattended death in the 18000 block of Palowalla Drive, in Mesa Verde. Upon their arrival, they found the body of 18-year-old, Kaylina Anderson, in her bedroom of her family’s home.


Kaylina was known to suffer from severe mental disabilities requiring her to have fulltime care and supervision. Due to her diminished physical appearance and substandard living conditions, investigators from the Colorado River Station and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

In addition, three minors, all 6-years and under, were removed from the home by Child Protective Services.

On March 14, Central Homicide investigators arrested Kaylina Anderson’s mother, Jill Williams (age 35), and step-father, Steven Williams (age 40), for murder. Both are currently housed at the Indio Jail, in Indio, with $1,000,000 bail each.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Navarrete at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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