Oscar Ortega Missing – A suspect has been captured after police say he seized a man at gunpoint in North Phoenix before killing him and unloading his body in the desert.
As indicated by Sgt. Andy Williams with Phoenix Police, officials reacted to reports of a grabbing close to Seventh Avenue and Union Hills Drive at around 8 a.m. on Oct. 6.
The person in question, distinguished as 19-year-old Oscar Ortega, was accounted for by his family to have conceivably been hijacked. Police learned Ortega went out at around 2 a.m., was captured at gunpoint, and was constrained into a vehicle by 18-year-old Jerssen Perez.
Court records painted an upsetting chain of occasions including Perez, who purportedly trusted that Ortega will leave his sweetheart’s home in North Phoenix on Oct. 6, captured him at gunpoint, and afterward driving him into his vehicle.
As per police authorities, Perez shot Ortega on different occasions after seeing him messaging on his telephone. That very day, the presume’s family told police he had admitted to the homicide, gave them the firearm, and they let specialists know that he had red messes on his garments.
Once captured by Phoenix Police, investigators say Perez admitted, and he ultimately drove officials to a desert region north of Phoenix, where he supposedly unloaded Ortega’s body.
During Perez’s underlying court appearance on the evening of Oct. 7, his lawyer contended for a lower bond, guaranteeing Perez has no earlier criminal history, and that both he and his family helped agents.
As per court records, Perez told police he had been arranging the homicide for as long as a month.
Perez was set up for prison and is blamed for numerous charges, including first-degree murder and capturing. A $1 million got bond was set for Perez. He is booked to get back to court on Oct. 14.