Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Identify Human Remains

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, with the assistance of Othram Inc., have positively identified human remains located in a wash near Ligurta Rd. in Golden Valley.

Using advanced DNA testing and Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing, Othram Inc. was able to identify the remains as belonging to Jordan Victor Carvalho, 30 of Golden Valley. Carvalho was reported missing by a family member on September 30, 2019, after the family had not heard from him in a few weeks.

The remains were located by a citizen on September 12, 2022, and were transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, who was unable to positively identify the victim. On March 22, 2023, Detectives with our Special Investigations Unit (SIU) contacted Othram Inc. and requested their assistance. A sample from the remains was submitted to them to conduct a genetic genealogy investigation, resulting in the positive identification of Carvalho on July 7, 2023. Due to the state of the remains when they were located, an official cause of death was not able to be determined.

Anyone with information regarding the missing person case of Jordan Carvalho is encouraged to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 928-753-0753 ext. 4288 and reference DR#19-037765. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Othram Inc. for their continued assistance in identifying victims in Mohave County.