Additional arrest made in death of Phoenix man discovered in trunkPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - Phoenix police have made another arrest in the case of a man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of a car.
This time, it's the mother of one of the teenage suspects,Cecilia Vega lured Estrada, 17, now behind bars.
Police say the mom has been charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.
They say she was trying to keep her daughter, an accused killer, from going to jail.
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.