Glamour model ‘killed with acid by sick bloke who encased her in cement tomb’

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    A Las Vegas glamour model died after she was injected with muriatic acid.

    One of her alleged murderers attempted to hide the crime by encasing her body in concrete and dumping it in a desert.

    Esmeralda Gonzalez, 24, was reportedly tied to a bedpost and injected with pool cleaner by Christopher Prestipino and his roommate Casanra Garrett, according to court documents.

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    The horrifying murder took place in May 2019, although her remains were not found until October.

    Gonzalez was first reported missing from her Las Vegas home by her brother who arrived to find her property ransacked.

    People reported seeing the adult entertainer – who boasted more than 300,000 followers on Instagram – walking around her neighbourhood the day before her death. She was wearing high heels and lingerie and asking for a ride.

    In the early hours of May 31, Gonzalez was seen on CCTV trying to open the door to a home, less than one fifth of a mile from Prestipino's home.

    Prosecutors said in court documents: "The occupants awoke and advised Esmeralda she was at the wrong house. Esmeralda's gait was unsteady and she appeared disoriented."

    She is then thought to have gone to Prestipino's home.

    Homicide detectives received a tip off roughly two months later, suggesting that Gonzalez had been killed.

    Another tipster told police that Prestipino told a friend "he killed the missing girl".

    According to Chief Deputy District Attorney Pamela Weckerly, that witness said: "Esmeralda was at Christopher's house, and he ended up getting her high on methamphetamine.

    "Christopher was not aware of Esmeralda's mental problems, and she started acting bizarre and speaking in the devil's tongue."

    Prosecutors said Gonzalez was "left tied up to a bedpost for an extended period of time".

    It is then alleged she punched Prestipino in the face when she was untied, threatening to call the police and tell them he had given her drugs.

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    First he strangled her, then he poisoned her, it is claimed.

    In a desperate bid to dispose of the body, Prestipino is said to have rented a U-Haul truck and moved her body, entombed in concrete, in a wooden box out to the Nevada desert.

    He then fled to Belize but was arrested upon his return to the US.

    As well as Prestipino and Garrett, Prestipino's girlfriend Lisa Mort was charged as an accessory to murder.

    Prestipino was later committed to a psychiatric hospital and the murder trial was put on hold.


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