LAS VEGAS (AP) - Update: A man accused of killing a 24-year-old adult entertainment model and encasing her body in a concrete structure in the desert has posted bail.
The Las Vegas Sun reports court records show 45-year-old Christopher Santo Prestipino posted $500,000 bail Wednesday and would be released with high-level electronic monitoring.
Prestipino has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the death of Esmeralda Gonzalez.
Prosecutors say Prestipino and his 39-year-old roommate poisoned and strangled Gonzalez in May. Her body was found in October.
Prestipino is due back in court on Nov. 13.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com
Original Story: Las Vegas police have arrested who they believe to be a third suspect in the killing of a woman who was found encased in concrete in the desert.
Police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for 39-year-old Casandra Bascones who faces multiple charges including first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Authorities say 24-year-old model Esmeralda Gonzalez was missing for five months before her body was found Oct. 8 encased in a homemade concrete and wooden structure.
Investigators say they believe Gonzalez was held against her will in 45-year-old Christopher Prestipino's home.
Investigators say an anonymous tip led police to him.
Police also arrested his 31-year-old girlfriend Lisa Mort suspected of harboring, hiding or helping a felony offender.
Neither Prestipino or Mort had a listed attorney to comment on their behalf.
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