Teen girl lured murder victim found in trunk to park; Two male friends helpedPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX – Police have arrested a young woman and her two male friends for the murder of a Phoenix man found in his trunk.
They say the victim met the girl on an internet social website and the girl lured him to a park. Police say the sole motive was robbery and the suspects were gang members.
As for the victim, 3TV is told he was a completely innocent young man who met a girl on the internet.
Sgt. Trent Crump, with Phoenix police, says, “We have a very decent human being who went on this website and was lured to this park and it has cost him his life.”
David Estrada was only 22 years old. He was missing since last Monday after he borrowed his father’s car. Two days later the Lincoln was found abandoned and the next day the tow company discovered his body in the trunk after smelling an odor.
Police say 17-year-old Cecilia Vega lured Estrada, whom she met on the internet, to a park near 39th Avenue and Glendale. Investigators say that is where Vega, along with 17-year-old Jose Bosquez and 21-year-old Robertson Brown, all central Phoenix gang members, bound Estrada and threw him in the trunk of his father’s car.
The suspects then drove around, allegedly showing Estrada to people at at least one location while he was still alive then ultimately killed him.
3TV spoke to Estrada’s family. Jesus Estrada says, “Love your kids. Hold them because we never know when a tragedy like this is gonna happened to any one of us.”
Police will not say which social network the victim was using but they say it was not a dating site. They also say they believe other friends of the suspects saw the victim while he was still alive. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
They also say the victim had corresponded with the girl on the internet at least twice.