Ex-boyfriend, buddy arrested after lacking 19-year-old Madera County lady discovered lifeless, deputies say

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MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) — Two suspects have been arrested after a lacking 19-year-old lady was discovered lifeless in Madera County.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Workplace says Melanie Rios Camacho’s stays had been present in an orchard off Avenue 20 west of Freeway 99 in Madera County.


“To the household of Melanie, we’re deeply sorry on your loss. Our ideas and prayers are with you, particularly as we strategy Melanie’s twentieth birthday, which might’ve been this Friday,” mentioned Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue throughout a press convention Monday afternoon.

Camacho was final seen leaving her job at Auto Zone in Madera round 10:15 pm Friday.


Pals and coworkers advised investigators she was going to see Vincente Alejandro Jasso, whom she had dated for 3 months and simply damaged up with three days earlier than Thanksgiving.

As detectives looked for Jasso, they quickly found her automotive deserted and on fireplace in a farm space off Avenue 14 close to Street 8.


“The witness witnessed a blue Ford Mustang with a black hood cross his location on the road with one particular person inside, flip round close to the automobile that was on fireplace after which return to his location with two individuals inside,” defined Pogue.

That automobile description led investigators to 22-year-old Jose Lopez Hernandez, who was arrested Sunday night time for accent to homicide.

Investigators say Jasso was arrested Monday morning after main deputies and California Freeway Patrol officers on a chase from Madera to Turlock and again all the way down to Atwater.

Authorities say alongside the best way, Jasso threw Camacho’s belongings out the window, together with her driver’s license.

His minivan finally got here to a cease on the aspect of Freeway 99 after a spike strip blew out the tires.

Officers and helicopters adopted Jasso into a close-by neighborhood, making a stir as folks ready to go away for work and faculty.

“I awoke this morning, my daughter was saying, ‘There is a man outdoors, don’t go on the market.’ Then, there have been perhaps 30-40 cops out right here, they usually arrested the man throughout the road at my neighbor’s home,” mentioned Veronica, who lives close by.

It was Joe Madril’s yard the place officers caught up with Jasso.

Madril was watching and recording the arrest from inside his residence.

“Then I heard a helicopter outdoors. So, I went outdoors, and the helicopter was circling overhead. Then I heard on the bullhorn mentioned, ‘You are surrounded. Put your fingers up.’ As I regarded over, I noticed a man popping out from between the shrubs right here in my yard,” described Madril.

The arrest of a homicide suspect in his personal yard was a regarding sight for Madril however a step towards justice for the household of Camacho.

Motion Information has discovered that Jasso has an in depth felony historical past, together with home violence courting again to 2016.

If you’re the sufferer of home abuse, or somebody who’s, there may be assist accessible 24/7. In Fresno County, name the Marjaree Mason Middle at (559) 233-4357. In all different places, name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233.

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