Court docs: Man who helped accused killer 'afraid' of Jason Flett



Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 8:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The man who allegedly helped bury Ramona Childress said he was home with his kids when accused killer Jason Flett knocked on his door and asked him for help.

Flett, 27, was arrested Wednesday in connection to a missing person's case made one year ago. Ramona Childress, 27, vanished and was reported missing on November 14, 2012. She was last seen in October of that year.

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According to court documents, the informant accused Flett of hitting Childress several times in the face with a hard shovel.  He said he never admitted to helping Flett bury Childress’ body and added they never spoke of the incident again after that night.

The informant pointed detectives to the broken shovel allegedly used to bury Ramona around burial site near Elk, Washington.

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The informant told investigators he was “more afraid of Flett than anyone else."

The informant’s father reportedly came forward and told detectives he was concerned his son had helped Flett and that Romona was buried on his property. 

Records also show Flett has another girlfriend at the scene of the burial.

The Medical Examiner had not yet determined whether the remains found near Elk Thursday were Childress’.

Flett faces charges including 2nd Degree Murder. His bond has been set for $1 million.

The autopsy on the remains found in Elk will require further examination for identification.