Mom reacts to young college student's murder
18-year-old daughter, Breana Lynn Carasik-McGee, is found dead in the desert just outside of Henderson. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- "Right now I'm just numb," says Debra Carasik, a mother in shock after her 18-year-old daughter, Breana Lynn Carasik-McGee, was found dead in the desert just outside of Henderson.
The young college student was studying to be a medical billing encoder while also working at the Stratosphere. After getting off her shift Sunday night, she went to a party.
At that party she reportedly met Ricardo Perez, who on Tuesday turned himself into the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Perez reportedly told police he accidentally shot Breana Lynn in the back of the head as the two were leaving a get together.
But instead of taking her to a hospital or calling 911, Perez told police he took the girl's body to the desert. According to the arrest report, Perez told police the girl was alive when they reached the desert and said he then shot her a second time in the head.
"She could have had a chance to live, the first time, even if she had been shot," says Breana Lynn's mother.
Perez reportedly told police he drank 20-30 beers that night and said he didn't drive the 18-year-old to the hospital because he "panicked" and "thought she would die anyway."
Perez reportedly told police he then disposed of his bloody clothes and weapon, but was unable to remove all the blood from his car.
He turned himself into authorities Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Perez is now in the Clark County Detention Center.