“[It’s] just like a weight lifted off our shoulders,” said Carrie Zander, the victim’s aunt to KFOR about two weeks ago.
Wilson Perez, 19, was brutally murdered in September 2017, but who did it remained a mystery until recently.
A friend of Perez’s allegedly wrote a letter to investigators detailing what happened.
Those details, led to the arrest of Bryan Trochez-Himinez last week.
“You don’t know how much it means,” said Zander. “There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for this person coming forward.”
Now, court documents are revealing chilling new details and a women’s role in the murder.
Stacey Juarez allegedly told police she lured Perez to Harlow Park by flirting with him on Facebook.
Once there, Trochez-Himinez showed up, kicked Perez and placed the end of a shovel on his neck.
Meanwhile, Juarez allegedly covered Perez’s mouth with her hands, eventually killing him.
According to court documents, Juarez then took Perez’s phone and wallet out of his pockets.
Trochez-Himinez then gave Juarez between $200 and $300 of the victim’s stolen cash as “payment for her part in the murder.”
Juarez was arrested in Jasper County, Missouri and was booked in jail there Thursday.