Esmeralda Gonzalez’ Death: The body of a woman believed to be Las Vegas’ Esmeralda Gonzalez has been found.
Gonzalez’s body was found encased in a concrete inside a “wooden structure,” in the Nevada desert court documents reveal.
According to report on FoxNews,
Esmeralda Gonzalez went missing since back in May, 2019, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were dispatched to a home on May 31 just before 7 p.m. concerning a missing person report. The victim, later identified by Las Vegas Review-Journal as Esmeralda Gonzalez, 24, had not been heard from for several days.
Several months later, on Oct. 8., homicide detectives recovered a body in the desert area just north of Las Vegas. Police said the body was found completely encased in “concrete and in a wooden structure.” Although police have not yet formally identified the victim, court documents obtained by the Review-Journal name Gonzalez.
Days later, police arrested Christopher Prestipino, 45, and Lisa Mort, 31, in connection with the discovery of the body.
According to a press release from the LVMPD, investigators believe that the victim had at some point been inside Prestipino’s residence. She was being held against her will and was subsequently “murdered.”
Police found that Mort had knowledge of the alleged homicide and “assisted” Prestipino, although they did not elaborate to what extent.
We will keep updating this publication concerning Gonzalez as more untold stories unfold.