Man arrested after decapitated body found in Chandler; 3 more suspects sought

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CHANDLER - Chandler police are investigating a weekend homicide after taking a suspect into custody.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Chandler police were called to an apartment complex in the 300 block of West Fairview Street near Frye Road and Arizona Avenue for a decapitated man found inside a unit.

Officers found a Hispanic male in his 30s stabbed and decapitated. The man's head was found near the body.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of family.

Crisantos Moroyoqui, 36, is in custody facing charges of second-degree murder and hindering prosecution.

According to police, Moroyoqui had been living near the victim and it appears they knew each other.

Sgt. Frank Mendoza said the victim, suspect and other people had been drinking earlier in the evening inside the unit.

The police report indicates some of the men left for a casino and at that time the witnesses reported seeing the victim alive with Moroyoqui and three other individuals. An hour later men awoke to find the victim deceased.

A witness who lived with Moroyoqui alerted investigators to bloody shoes which provided probable cause for Moroyoqui's arrest.

Moroyoqui is in the U.S. illegally.

Police are asking the public for help locating three more suspects in this case.

Juan Campos Morales Aguilar, aka Isai, is described as Hispanic, 220 pounds, with short dark hair and a thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Jose David Castro Reyes, 25, is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, has short hair and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white shirt and a white T-shirt.

The third suspect is known only as "El Joto." He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a thin build, a goatee and short, spiked black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a black patterned shirt and Levi's.

They are believed to be traveling in a 2003 Red Ford Expedition with California plate 6FWR784.

The Chandler Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 480-782-4130.