The remains of a Seattle woman who vanished last October have been discovered in a wooded area in Wilmer, Texas and detectives have named three suspects in the case.
23-year-old Marisela Botello Valadez was murdered at a Mesquite residence on October 5, a day after her disappearance. Blood evidence and phone records showed that she later was taken to Wilmer where her remains were found.
Valadez had traveled to Dallas on Oct. 2 to meet an acquaintance and was last seen taking a Lyft two days later to an unknown place.
Authorities said that Valadez’s phone was tracked down to the Mesquite residence where she was killed. The residence belonged to Charles Beltran and Lisa Dykes.
Dallas Police arrested a third suspect identified as Nina Marano, 49, after she fled to Miami, Florida. The relationship between the suspects remains unclear.
“Two additional suspects, Charles Beltran, a 31-year-old Latin male, and Lisa Dykes, a 57-year-old white female, are still at-large and are currently wanted for the murder of Ms. Botello.”
“Throughout the course of the investigation, the suspects have shown a pattern of avoidance and attempted the concealment of evidence pertaining to this investigation.”