Oscar Ortega Missing – Authorities found the body of 19-year-old Oscar Ortega who was kidnapped outside of his girlfriends house.
18-year-old Jesse Perez, allegedly staked out his ex’s house in Phoenix on Wednesday until 19-year-old came out at around 2:30 a.m.
Report says Jesse forced Ortega into his car at gunpoint.
When Ortega texted his girlfriend he’d been kidnapped, Jesse tried to snatch his phone then he shot Ortega multiple times.
Jesse dumped Ortega in the desert, then stuffed the dead man’s clothes, bullet shells, and other evidence in a backpack, which he hid in a large bush.
According to report, he later confessed the murder to his family and handed them the gun, He led police to the body and evidence after his family called cops.
Jesse appeared in court on Thursday and his attorney argued for a lower bond than the $1 million he was hit with.
His attorney said “His family secured evidence for the state, They did not attempt to conceal anything. Secondly, when he was arrested, he actually led them to evidence that would help their case”.
Sources say he had been planning the killing for a month.
The court charged him with first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Murder – Topic
Desert – Geographical feature category
Jesse Perez – Musical artist