December 2nd, 1999
On December 2, 1999 the Chandler Police Department received a noise report of a man beating a woman possibly coming from apartment 232 at 1283 W. Parklane BI. Officer's responded but were unable to make contact with anyone at this location. Later on the same date, December 2, 1999, they received a missing person's report of a Joan Morane who resided at 1283 W. Parklane BI., Apt. #234. During the investigation it was determined that Fabio Gomez lived at apartment #232 and was an acquaintance of Joan Morane's. It was also noted that at approximately 04'00 hours officers made contact with Fabio Gomez outside his apartment carrying a deflated air mattress. During the search of apartment 232 investigators found what appeared to be blood stains in the living and dining room areas. In the hallway and bathroom vanity area numerous areas of blood stains which included the floor, walls and door. A metal dumbbell weight with red stains consistent with blood was also found. On December 3, 1999 a female body, later identified as that of Joan Rachelle Morane, was found deceased in a trash dumpster in the apartment complex within a few feet of the victim's front door. Autopsy results were cause of death, multiple blunt force trauma -homicide.