Arrest Made In Dumpster Murder


POSTED: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:09pm

Arizona police arrest 14-year-old's ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Alex Madrid, after her body is found in Mesa dumpster. Gia Vang reports.

(KPNX) When the body of 14-year-old Claudia Ann Lucero was found in a Mesa, Arizona dumpster her mother's suspicions immediately centered on an estranged boyfriend.

Police Chief Frank Milstead announced Tuesday that Mesa detectives had arrested the mother's former boyfriend, Alex Anthony Madrid, 31, on suspicion of first-degree murder, sexual conduct with a minor and other charges related to Claudia's slaying.

He said the Mesa police crime lab matched Madrid's DNA to evidence on the body, which was found by "dumpster divers," who alerted police early Friday morning.

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