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Phoenix Arrest Connected With Murder and Rape in New Mexico

On Behalf of / Thursday, 02 October 2014 / Published in assault, battery, felony, Homicide, Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Wrongful Death

Suspect Arrested in Connection with New Mexico Rape and Murder Case


According to the U.S. Marshal’s Office, the authorities have recently arrested a suspect that is wanted for the connection in a murder and rape of a woman in New Mexico.


The joint efforts of the Phoenix Police Officers and the Deputy U.S. Marshals brought the arrest of a thirty-one year old man near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road on Sunday. According to the authorities, the man was wanted for having a connection with the Mary Ellen Gutierrez murder/rape that happened back in August in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Police Find Body of Sexual Assault Murder from New Mexico


The police authorities say that on August 14th the Albuquerque police had discovered the body of Mary Gutierrez and it was partially covered up by a rug. The autopsy report proved that she had died from a trauma to her head. There were also several indicators of sexual assault.


The authorities said that a witness come forth and said that they saw someone leaving the crime scene with a bloodied rock or possibly a brick. DNA evidence identified the suspect and then the police issued a warrant for his arrest. According to the investigators, the male suspect fled New Mexico and on Saturday the U.S. Marshals that were located in Arizona were asked to help in the search of the suspect. the deputy U.S. Marshals were able to use the information from the Authorities and were able to watch a suspicions apartment complex on Sunday and spotted the male suspect riding a bike. The suspect of course tried to flee but the Phoenix police officers were able to catch him not far from where they spotted him.


Source: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/suspect-in-new-mexico-rape-murder-arrested-in-phoenix




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