One arrested, 2 wanted after remains of missing woman found in Texas wooded area

3 month ago

Wilmer news, Texas news.

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.

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  • 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.”