UPDATE: Police make arrest in connection to body found on Nogales Highway in August

UPDATE: Police make arrest in connection to body found on Nogales Highway in August
Humberto Chapetti, 18, has been arrested in connection with the death of Romulo Barcarse, 29, whose body was found in August 2019. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Officers with the Tucson Police Department arrested 18-year-old Humberto Chapetti for his involvement in the murder of 29-year-old Romulo Bacarse.

Detectives located Chapetti on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Pima County Jail, where he was being held on unrelated charges, according to a press release from TPD. Chapetti is charged with multiple crimes including first-degree murder.

His arrest comes months after police found Bacarse’s body on a ranch on south Nogales Highway in August 2019. Detectives discovered several identifiable tattoos on Bacarse’s legs, one depicting the Arizona Wildcat with the words “Love It” underneath on one leg and another with the letters “TUC” and “Hate It” underneath on the other leg.

Source: (TPD)
Source: (TPD)

An acquaintance recognized the tattoos and that’s how Tucson police were able to identify Bacarse’s body.

This is an on-going investigation and detective believe other suspects could still be at large. Anyone with information should call 88-CRIME.

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