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US Marshals arrest Dallas murder suspect in West Jordan

An officer walks back to his vehicle as police respond to an officer-involved shooting in West Jordan at 2352 W. 7680 South in West Jordan on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN, Utah — The US Marshals North Texas Violent Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with Dallas PD and the West Jordan Police Department, arrested a Texas man accused in a murder case out of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

The man accused in the Dallas murder is Charles Anthony Beltran, 31, who faces a capital murder charge in the murder of Marisela Botello Valadez, presumably sometime last fall.

All three law enforcement agencies announced the arrest late Friday. Dallas police said the arrest took place without incident.

Dallas murder victim was Seattle resident

The murder victim, Valadez, 23, was from Seattle. She went missing in October 2020.

According to the Dallas Police Department website, authorities say Valadez’s remains were found in a wooded area in Wilmer, Texas, south of Dallas, on March 24.

Two other suspects accused in the case were arrested in Florida last month. Police identified them as Nina Marano, 49, and Lisa Dykes, 57. 

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