Model Esmeralda Gonzalez found encased in concrete in the Las Vegas desert

Cheryl Sanders
October 20, 2019

Christopher Prestipino, a 45-year-old neighbor of the victim, has been detained on suspicion of murder.

In the early hours of that morning, she was recorded on surveillance videos in residential areas, in lingerie and heels, trying to open the door of a house about 300 meters from where Prestipino lived.

Her brother - who reported her missing - said she suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and had been off her medication for weeks.

According to the media outlet, the authorities believe that a body "encased in a concrete and wooden structure", which was found in the Las Vegas desert on 8 October, belongs to Gonzales, and are now attempting to identify the cadaver via DNA test. Then, the man injected her with pool cleaner.


The first tip came in July, and a second tipster told police that the accused had told his friend he'd "killed the missing girl".

On the 8th of October, they found the body of a young woman, also hiding out in the desert, in a small wooden box filled with concrete was made.

Subpoenaing a witness, Chief Deputy District Attorney Pamela Weckerly stated that Christopher admitted to murdering Gonzalez after getting her intoxicated on methamphetamine.

Authorities announced two suspects who have been arrested in connection with Gonzalez's murder- Christopher Prestipino, 45, and his girlfriend Lisa Mort, 31, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.


Gonzalez, who reportedly worked in the adult entertainment industry, maintained a viral presence on Instagram. She is set to appear in court on October 29. The model started acting freaky, and Prestipino tied her up to a bedpost.

Though prosecutors believe Cassandra Bascones - also known as Cassandra Garrett, Cassandra Tran, and Nikki Hart - was potentially involved, she has not yet been arrested.

"He thought she was dead, but she woke up."
Mort was already arrested her for aiding and abetting, Prestipino was only a week ago, caught as he was coming back from a trip to Belize. He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

According to the criminal complaint, Gonzalez was "tied to a bed post for a long time" before he was killed; She had threatened to call the police because of the drugs he had given her; when he released her, she hit him in the face. She was arrested on August 27.


After the talk, Mort called Prestipino, warning him that he should flee.

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