Texas prosecutors have upgraded a suspect’s costs from proof tampering to murder in the case of a lady’s decomposing physique that was found inside a U-Haul box final month.
Miguel Angel Moreno, 60, is accused of bludgeoning the sufferer to demise and stuffing her corpse right into a cardboard container, which was found on April 17 in the car parking zone of an condo complicated on Bissonnett Street in Houston.
Earlier this week, authorities identified the dead woman as Flor Aidee Vega, reported KPRC. Her relationship with Moreno, if any, has not been disclosed.
According to a legal grievance filed in Harris County Criminal Court Thursday, Moreno allegedly killed Vega by placing her “with a blunt object.”
Moreno, a local of Mexico who has lived in Texas for 25 years, was initially charged with tampering and fabricating bodily proof — human corpse, after telling detectives that somebody had left the bloodstained box in his condo, and that he then carted it outdoors to keep away from getting in bother.
According to police, surveillance video confirmed the suspect dump the box on the sidewalk on the condo complicated.
Police have been referred to as to the scene after two neighbors reported smelling a foul odor coming from the box.
When officers opened the U-Haul container, they found Vega’s corpse inside.
According to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office, the sufferer’s physique was coated in a inexperienced fitted sheet and plastic wrap.
Vega’s facial bones have been fractured, and her face confirmed indicators of being slashed with a machete or an ax.
Police officers executed a search warrant at Moreno’s condo and found a blood-soaked mattress coated in sheets and plastic. More blood was found all through the condo.
When questioned by the police, Moreno allegedly stated that he had not been in the condo for the previous a number of days. He additionally claimed that somebody broke into his unit and dropped off the U-Haul box.
According to Moreno, the box had a foul odor and was splattered with blood, so he moved it outdoors.
Court information point out that Moreno has a legal historical past in Texas courting again to no less than 1995, which incorporates costs of assault inflicting bodily damage, legal mischief, DWI and driving whereas license suspended.