Arrest made in Sasha Krause homicide case

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  • By Coconino County Public Affairs Office

On April 21, 2020, around 9:20 am, Detectives from Coconino County Sheriff’s Office accompanied by Detectives from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico served search warrants and arrested Mark Gooch at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz., for the homicide of Sasha Krause.


Krause had been reported as a missing person from the Mennonite Community in Farmington, N.M., in January 2020. She was located deceased in Coconino County in February 2020.


Multiple state and federal agencies worked together on this investigation, which led to the arrest of Gooch. Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll extends thanks to San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari and his staff for their ongoing coordinated efforts in the investigation, the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab, Glendale Police Department, Office of Special Investigation Detachment 421 at Luke AFB, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Detectives with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, through their investigation, learned that during the time Krause went missing, Gooch had traveled from Luke AFB, where he lives, to Farmington, N.M. Further investigation placed Gooch near Sunset Crater in Coconino County where Krause’s body was located.


The investigation is ongoing with no further information is available at this time.