The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that according to a search warrant affidavit, investigators were looking for evidence including documents about a $150,000 loan agreement between Rickey Barge, also known as Mohamed Kalam Kamalaudeen, and Judy Calder.
Authorities say Barge and his wife knew Calder through their Reno business, Imaging Technologies. Barge told officials he had checked Calder into his reserved room at the Sparks Nugget on August 17 and gave her $1,000 worth of gambling chips.
He told police he never saw her after that and left town to make
a delivery to Arizona.
But Carlos Filomeno, who was doing work for Barge, told police Barge made him buy a knife at Wal-Mart and that he witnessed Barge stab Calder.
According to the affidavit, Filomeno told the detective that Barge said he wanted to kill Calder because he owed her money.
Barge has not been located.
Calder was reported missing by her husband on August 18. Her body was found eight days later north of Elko.