Body Saw Blades Home Depot
TACOMA — Police accept answerable a 38-year-old woman with the annihilation of a Tacoma man who has been missing for six weeks.
“This case is still a bit murky, we don’t accept a body,” Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Tuesday. “But we do accept a actor based on acclaim agenda receipts and statements she fabricated to assemblage and to the detectives.”
Margaret Effelberg pleaded not accusable in Pierce County Superior Cloister to first-degree murder, second-degree trafficking in baseborn acreage and second-degree control of baseborn property. She was ordered captivated in the King County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Neighbors say the victim– Santiago Sanchez Cortes, 59, of Tacoma — was accompany with Effelberg, and they would generally see him in their neighborhood. According to detectives, his corpuscle buzz was acclimated in the breadth on Oct. 1, the aftermost time he had been seen. Later that night, his acclaim agenda was acclimated at a adjacent Home Depot.
“The defendant, application the victim’s acclaim card, purchased a saw, added blades, debris accoutrements and Lysol wipes,” Lindquist said. “The detectives accept fatigued inferences from that.”
Detectives accept Arianna Pierrottet went to Home Depot with Effelberg, afresh helped her advertise Cortes’ truck. She’s adverse accuse involving baseborn acreage and character theft.
“The co-defendant is answerable aloof with the acreage crimes,” Lindquist said. “There’s no affirmation at this point to announce the co-defendant was complex in the murder.”
But detectives adduce Effelberg accepted to the annihilation to Pierrottet, cogent her she was afraid Cortes’ anatomy hadn’t been begin aback it was “close by.”
Lindquist said the analysis continues, and he hopes there will be added affirmation by the time this case goes to trial.
“We accept auspiciously prosecuted annihilation cases after a anatomy afore and we will do it afresh if we charge to. But the chase for the anatomy is ongoing.”
Effelberg is due aback in cloister abutting month.