Police arrest man accused of killing Carlsbad woman | KOB 4

Police arrest man accused of killing Carlsbad woman

Casey Torres
May 03, 2018 07:04 PM

CARLSBAD, N.M. — On Wednesday afternoon, neighbors near a home in the 1900 block of West Lea Street were shaken up after a body was found inside a trailer.


The Carlsbad Police Department said evidence of foul play was found in connection to the death of 35-year-old Sarah Corralez.

A neighbor was on his way back home from work when he noticed there was a crime scene in his neighborhood.

"It was all taped up," the neighbor said. "I came in and one of our neighbors gave us a call and told us there was something going on and they didn't know what. But then later on throughout the day, we found out it was a murder."

A family member said Corralez could have been dead for three days before her body was found. The relative also mentioned the man they believe killed her, was staying in a tent next to the trailer.

Jesus Juarez Jr. has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence. Police are waiting on the autopsy results to determine the cause of death, but the motive remains unclear.

 "It does get me a little concerned, especially with schools being nearby," the neighbor said. “So it does get me a little nervous."

Anyone with additional information on the case should call Detective Andrew Carver at 575-885-2111 ext. 231, Det. Sgt. Andrew Swanson (575) 885-2111 ext. 228 or Det. Lt. Jessie Rodriguez at (575) 885-2111 ext. 221. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact CrimeStoppers at (575) 887-1888.


Casey Torres

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