LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have arrested who they believe to be a third suspect in the killing of a woman who was found encased in concrete in the desert.
Police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for 39-year-old Casandra Bascones, who faces multiple charges including first-degree murder and kidnapping.
She is being held under her alias, Cassandra Winn, and was arrested by officials in Milwaukee.
She is being held in a Milwaukee County jail awaiting extradition.
Authorities say 24-year-old model Esmeralda Gonzalez was missing for five months before her body was found Oct. 8 encased in a homemade concrete and wooden structure.
Investigators say they believe Gonzalez was held against her will in 45-year-old Christopher Prestipino's home. Investigators say an anonymous tip led police to him.
Police also arrested his 31-year-old girlfriend Lisa Mort suspected of harboring, hiding or helping a felony offender.
Neither Prestipino or Mort had a listed attorney to comment on their behalf.