Man charged in murder of 21-year-old woman
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly killed a 21-year-old Tucson woman last year.
The Tucson Police Department said officers were called to an apartment complex at 314 East Benson Highway on Sept. 2, 2022. The 911 caller said a woman was in distress.
Officers arrived at the apartment and spoke to the woman who dialed 911, who identified herself as a visitor.
When authorities entered the apartment, they found human remains and noted that an effort had been made to conceal them.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene. While they were able to talk to the resident of the apartment over the phone, he never returned to the apartment and remained at large.
He was identified as Victor Lawrence Farber, 57.
On Sept. 9, 2022, officers detained Farber and charged him and the woman at the apartment with concealment of a body.
In October, medical examiners identified the human remains as 21-year-old Alexis Ochotorena. Investigators determined that her body had a substantial amount of trauma and had been hidden for a while.
In January, detectives found new information and charged Farber, who was being held in the Pima County Jail, with murder.
His bond is set at more than $1 million.
The investigation into Ochotorena’s death is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME. Callers can stay anonymous.
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