The next month, on Oct. 10, officers issued a Crime Stoppers bulletin and said they were looking for a blue Chevrolet Silverado in connection with the case. Detectives located the car and other evidence two days later and identified 41-year-old Jose Bustamante as the primary suspect as a result.
Detectives obtained a $5 million warrant for Bustamante’s arrest on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body. Police posted Bustamante’s photo and announced they are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for any information leading to his arrest.
Bustamante is considered armed and dangerous, and officers urged people not to make direct contact with him.