SALINAS, Calif. (KTXL) -- A 25-year-old woman faces a murder charge in the death of a doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car near Las Vegas March 7, according to police.
The FBI arrested Kelsey Nichole Turner two weeks later in Stockton California after a 911 caller reported the abandoned car with a broken window along State Route 147 near the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Inside the vehicle investigators found the body of 71-year-old Thomas Burchard, a child psychiatrist from Salinas, California. The Clark County coroner's office determined that blunt force injury was the cause of death and classified it as a homicide.
Officers arrested Turner in Stockton, California on March 21.
Burchard knew Turner and had paid rent for her and her family in Salinas, according to her mother, who also lived at the residence, KSBW reports.