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Murder suspect arranged date with Las Vegas woman, shot her in alleged scheme to steal her car, police say

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Jan. 12 2022, Published 12:20 p.m. ET

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A California man allegedly murdered a Las Vegas woman after meeting her through a personal ad in a scheme to steal her car, police said.

On Sept. 10, Albertt Monterio, 21, is accused of arranging to meet 24-year-old Destiny Jackson in a desert lot and then shooting her to death, KLAS-TV reported.

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A day later, a hiker discovered Jackson’s body, which was wrapped in a blanket and covered with dirt and rocks. Investigators combing the scene for evidence recovered three cartridge cases.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Jackson suffered gunshot wounds to her head and torso and ruled her death a homicide, according to KSNV.

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Citing an arrest warrant, the station reported Jackson may have been fatally shot in her car, which was located shortly after the murder in California.

“Destiny was seated in the driver's seat and Albertt felt she was not going to let him take her vehicle,” the murder suspect allegedly told detectives, according to the warrant. “Albertt said to Destiny 'I'm sorry' and then shot her three times.”

After a car chase, police took Jackson into custody in Torrance, California, one week after Jackson’s body was located. Officers allegedly found a gun case in the vehicle Jackson was driving as well as a cartridge on the ground, police said.

On Jan. 10, Jackson, who told detectives he returned to his home state, California, after living in Las Vegas, was extradited to Nevada and booked into Clark County Detention Center on charges of open murder, and robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, according to KLAS-TV.

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