Armed and Dangerous Homicide/Kidnapping Couple Arrested in Colorado
Joshua Aaron Robertson and Brittany Humphrey
LOS ANGELES – On August 25, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., Pueblo Police Department officers conducting a routine patrol at a motel in the city of Pueblo, Colorado saw kidnapping suspect Brittany Humphrey (22) and the missing Madisyn Harper (1 ½) in a vehicle.
In addition the ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect Joshua Aaron Robertson (27), with a criminal history and a previous arrest for possession of a firearm, was located nearby and taken in without incident. The unrelated and unharmed child, now in custody of Pueblo Police and previously identified as Robertson’s daughter, had been left in his care by her incarcerated mother.
LASD Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Humphrey’s sister. A motorist discovered her lying in the brush on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 4:57 p.m. in a remote area north of California State Route 138 in Lebec (unincorporated Los Angeles County).
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and fire rescue personnel reported the deceased victim, with trauma to the head, bearing tattoos “Rylee” and “Brayden.” She was later identified as Kimberly Harvill.
Homicide Investigators launched a search warrant for the suspects who were last seen with Harvill’s three minor children after the victim’s death. All were believed to be fleeing California in Harvill’s green 1999 Ford Expedition.
On Wednesday, three ‘Missing at Risk’ children – Joslynn Watkins (2), Brayden Watkins (3), and Rylee Watkins (5), were left with a Good Samaritan at a motel outside of Albuquerque, NM. When the suspects never returned, he called the police.
Los Angeles officials are beginning the potential one-month extradition process to return the two murder and kidnapping suspects to Southern California.