Arizona authorities are investigating a fatal kidnapping that cost the life of a 13-year-old and left her 12-year-old sister fighting for her life when their uncle abducted them on Wednesday.
Stephanie Chacon was found dead on the side of the US 60 road next to her critically injured sister, Hayli. Their alleged kidnapper was arrested wearing bloody clothing at a Wickenburg gas station. He was later identified as their 27-year-old Carlos Eduardo Mora.
Investigators said that Mora was with the girls, another man and the girls’ mom when they decided to drive into a convenience store. The uncle drove off with the girls inside before the others could reach the vehicle.
“The minutes Hayli was responsive, she was asking about her sister,” a relative said. “You’re gonna have love for a sibling, but they were the closest in age.”