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First-degree murder charge filed against Kingman man; parts of victim found in desert

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A Kingman man accused of killing and dismembering a man he believed had molested his daughter has been jailed on charges that include first-degree murder.

George Loader, 34, was arrested Wednesday after a family member called the Mohave County sheriff’s office to report that Loader had killed a man named “John” in the garage of a house in the 2200 block of East Devlin Avenue, police said. The relative said Loader and his girlfriend had been staying at the house while his mother was in Colorado.

The relative told police that Loader said he “lost it” when his 3-year-old daughter told him that “John” had touched her inappropriately, said Detective Jason Elsbury. The relative also told police that Loader said he chopped up the corpse, placed the body parts in bags and dumped them near a dirt track on the outskirts of Kingman.

A deputy found the body parts in the area. Police also recovered evidence at the house that included a bag of human hair, a box of blood-soaked towels and rags, multiple knives and a shotgun.

“The remains were badly burned, and the victim had been decapitated and had limbs removed from his torso,” court documents stated.

The victim recently was released from jail and was living with Loader.

Spokeswoman Trish Carter said the sheriff’s office was withholding the victim’s identity until the medical examiner’s office could positively identify the remains.

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