Google
WWW CFIR Dallas

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Ocala Star-Banner-Third Man Connected to Bodies Buried in FL

Ocala Star-Banner

Third man connected to buried bodies

Published May 27. 2004 7:30AM

BY JOE CALLAHAN
SENIOR STAFF WRITER


RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES - A third man was arrested late Tuesday in connection with the 2001 execution-style slayings of two Mexican cocaine dealers, who were killed because they owed money to their supplier, Marion County sheriff's officials said.

Sheriff's Maj. Mike McQuaig said Wednesday it may take weeks, or even months, to identify the victims, whose skeletal remains were discovered Saturday behind a Northwest Ridgewood Road home about 200 yards from the Levy County line.

Tuesday night, Anselmo "Chemo" Inqguez, 30, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. On Monday, Juan Angel Losoya, 27, of Orlando, and Arnold Lee "Sonny" Evans, 55, of Dunnellon, were arrested on the same charges.

All three men are being held at the Marion County Jail without bond. McQuaig said police are still working to identify a fourth man involved in the slayings, who may have fled the country.

Sheriff's Office reports released Wednesday say the four men met the day before the murders, dug the grave and planned to lure the Mexican men from Orlando to the isolated house of Tracy Lynn MacFarlan, 38.

They were killed because they owed Losoya money, McQuaig said. Autopsies revealed one of the men was shot in both kneecaps and both men were shot in the back of the head.

McQuaig said Losoya supplied powder cocaine to dealers, including Evans and Inqguez, in Marion and surrounding counties. Based in Orlando, Losoya was their boss in the distribution and sales network.

A month ago, Losoya's unidentified girlfriend told drug detectives from Marion and Orange counties about the murders, McQuaig said. She gave them the information during a joint investigation into drug trade between Orlando and the Ocala area.

Evans said in an interview with the Star-Banner on Tuesday the drugs were being moved from Mexico, through an underground tunnel into the United States and transported by vehicle to Central Florida.

"After September 11, it was hard moving the drugs any other way," Evans said Tuesday.

McQuaig said identifying the victims of the drug-related murders will be difficult.

"We believe the victims are from Mexico, and obtaining dental records may be difficult," McQuaig said. "Plus, these were skeletal remains, thus getting fingerprints is impossible. We will begin next week trying to determine who these individuals are."

Marion sheriff's spokesman Lenny Uptagraft said an examination of the bones should help determine the ages, height and race of the bodies. Based on clothing and interviews with the suspects, detectives are confident they were men.

"We are hoping those results will be available in the next few days," Uptagraft said. The identification of the people involved has been complicated because they all go by nicknames.

After Inqguez's arrest, the Sheriff's Office released details about the days leading up to the killings. Based on Marion County Sheriff's Office reports, this is what happened:

Just before Christmas 2001, Evans, Inqguez and the unidentified dealer met with Losoya to begin preparing a seven-foot-deep grave for the Mexican men they were planning to kill because they owed Losoya money.

The next day, before the men arrived from Orlando, Evans gave MacFarlan $500 to leave the house for four hours. After the Mexicans arrived, all six men walked to the back of the property.

"When all arrived, the victims were shot multiple times each and then placed into the hole and covered up by all four subjects," according to Inqguez's arrest affidavit, which cites a confession by Losoya.

According to Sheriff's Office reports, Losoya and Inqguez were arrested based on information provided by Evans, who told detectives both men shot the victims and then buried them in the back yard of MacFarlan's home.

Evans told the Star-Banner he didn't know the bodies were buried there and that he saw the shootings but did not participate.

Losoya, however, told police investigators Evans took part in the shootings.

When Losoya was arrested, he was in the Orange County jail awaiting trial. The Orange County Sheriff's Office had arrested him in February on charges of cocaine trafficking and conspiracy, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records.

Inqguez was arrested on a grand theft-auto charge in September 1994, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation, according to FDLE records.

Evans was charged in 2002 by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office with trafficking cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, FDLE reports state. He pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to sell.

Joe Callahan can be reached at joe.callahan@starbanner.com or paged at (352) 898-9649.


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home