Kingman man accused of killing friend, chopping up body

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George Loader By Catherine Holland George Loader By Catherine Holland

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A Kingman man is behind bars, charged with killing a man then dismembering his body and burning the remains.

George Loader, 34, reportedly told family members he committed the murder after his 3-year-old daughter said the other man had inappropriately touched her.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office now says the little girl was not molested.

Sheriff's deputies say the remains of the victim are so badly burned that they have had trouble positively identifying him.

According to court records, the man was recently released from jail and had been staying with Loader at Loader's mother's home.

The murder allegedly happened on Nov. 22. Authorities were tipped off the next day by some of Loader's relatives who anonymously reported the location of the remains.

Court records state that Loader called his sister the day after the murder and told her that after his daughter said the man touched her inappropriately, Loader "lost it, chopped up [the victim] and took the body to the race track."

Loader told his sister he "decapitated the body and moved the body with bags."

The murder allegedly took place in the garage of Loader's mother's Kingman house.

Reached by phone, Yolanda Cardona told 3TV she was not home when the alleged crime took place and said she was in shock over the allegations.

"That's not my son; he would never do that," Cardona said.

Loader has an extensive criminal record and is now facing a first-degree murder charge.