A North Carolina woman who was found murdered in cold blood was bound in cable and surrounded by three crosses and poured salt.
A suspect in the grisly slaying, 36-year-old Miguel Gonzales-Rasales, faces charges of first-degree murder, theft of a motor vehicle, and destroying remains/concealing death, WBTV reported.
According to a Mecklenburg County prosecutor, on April 9, the suspect’s brother phoned police in Charlotte to report the death of the victim, identified as Laura Miller, 35, inside an apartment.
According to authorities, the suspect and Miller are believed to have known each other.
Officers arrested Gonzales-Rasales after they located him driving the victim’s vehicle, according to WBTV.
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Inside the apartment, the prosecutor said a cable bound the victim’s ankles and there were wires around her neck. Miller suffered burns on her inner thighs as well as a laceration that ran from her belly button to her neck.
According to the prosecutor, the victim received extensive injuries to the head and face, “to the point it was unrecognizable.”
Salt as well as a trio of crosses constructed from a broken table inside the apartment were surrounding the body, the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor noted pieces of Miller’s body were scattered around the blood-covered scene, including the victim’s tongue, which was located in the dining area.
No bond has been set, and Gonzales-Rasalas was scheduled to next appear in court on April 19 and May 1.
Officials have not disclosed a possible motive in the murder case.
The investigation is ongoing.
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