Arizona police make arrest in 2011 homicide

A man was arrested Saturday in connection to a 2011 homicide and police are still looking for a woman, according to Bullhead City, Ariz., police.

Chase Salveson, 42, of Bullhead City, Ariz., was taken into custody in Laughlin, according police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt.

Fromelt said Salveson is being held in the Clark County Detention Center and will be extradited to Arizona for the first-degree murder of Raymond Sanchez.

Sanchez, 36, of Bullhead City, was stabbed more than 80 times and found wrapped in plastic shower curtains near the Colorado River Nature Center in August 2011.

Fromelt said police received an anonymous tip that Salveson committed the homicide and that crime lab analysis links Salveson to DNA located on duct tape used to secure the shower curtains around the victim’s body.

Fromelt said Nora Yesenia Sandoval, 35, of Bullhead City, is the second homicide suspect. Sandoval believed Sanchez stole a large amount of methamphetamine from her shortly before the murder, according to Fromelt.

She has remained a fugitive since failing to appear for the end of her September 2012 trial, in which she was convicted of dangerous drug sales. She faces up to 45 years in prison in that case and a possible life sentence if convicted in the murder of Sanchez.


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