LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Surveillance video helped lead police to the suspect in a woman's death in September.
29-year-old Krystle Seguin's body was dumped on a driveway on Jones Boulevard near U.S. 95 on Sept. 30. She was found wrapped in a printed white sheet and a white crystal-like substance in her hair, later determined to be cane sugar.
After the Clark County coroner's office determined the death to be suspicious on Oct. 1, police reviewed surveillance video from the area. A blue Mazda pickup truck was seen next to the residence and show the driver, as well as the contents of the pickup bed, including a body.
Police said, "The driver's behavior suggested he was trying to find a dumpster large enough to accommodate [the] body and was unsuccessful."
While surveillance showed the body, there was no surveillance footage of the body being dumped in the driveway.
A records check showed the pickup truck belonged to 32-year-old Jaime Diaz.
A friend of Seguin's told police that he stopped by a residence to look for her and when he pulled up in front of the house, he saw Diaz driving away in the Mazda pickup. He claimed Diaz had a “weird, disturbing look on his face” and did not stop.
On Oct. 5, police attempted to interview Diaz but he invoked his right to an attorney and was not questioned. Police searched his home and the pickup was towed for processing.
Diaz had apparent scratches to his right clavicle and to the right side of his face, just below his lower lip.
When police interviewed Diaz’s mother, she told them she heard a commotion on the other side of the house on Sept. 30 but was too ill to investigate. Later that morning, she found blood, sugar and women’s clothing. She told police when she asked her son about it, he told her to not worry about it.
Diaz’s mother cleaned up the blood and sugar and threw away the woman’s clothing. The trash was picked up before homicide detectives arrived.
On Oct. 11, police got more video surveillance that showed Diaz with Seguin’s body over his shoulder, wrapped in a bed sheet. He then put the body in the bed of the pickup truck and drove away.
On Nov. 30, the Clark County coroner determined Seguin’s cause of death to be asphyxia — suffocation — and the manner of death homicide.
Diaz was then arrested on an open murder charge. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 10.