Illegal immigrant arrested in connection with stabbing/beheading in Phoenix suburb

Posted on October 12, 2010

From Channel 12 News in Phoenix:

A headless man was found in a Chandler apartment, and a drinking buddy has been arrested in his death and decapitation.

The victim, who has not been identified, and the suspect, Crisantos Moroyoqui, who is in the country illegally, had been drinking together at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. At 5:30 a.m., some men who had fallen asleep in the apartment awoke to find the man’s beheaded body in a large pool of blood, according to police reports.

Police are also looking for three other suspects.

While police are not commenting on whether this murder had anything to do with drugs, the beheading seems to suggest the violent and terrorizing methodology the drug cartels use to intimidate.  Just today it was reported that the police commander investigating the alleged David Hartley shooting/disappearance on Falcon Lake was found dead.  The officer’s head had been cut off and left in a suitcase outside of a Mexican army base.

Did this suspect have any link to the drug cartels?  Police aren’t saying, but I’d wager so.

Posted in: Arizona, Crime