Tragic Discovery: Madera Missing Girl Found Dead, Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Madera’s missing girl Tragically, a young woman who was only 19 years old passed away.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports that Melanie Rios Camacho’s remains were found in an orchard off Avenue 20, west of Highway 99 in Madera County.

Law enforcement acted quickly in the wake of this heartbreaking finding, arresting two people who were thought to have been engaged in this horrific incident.

We deeply regret Melanie’s family’s loss, and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as Melanie’s 20th birthday, which would have been this Friday, approaches.

remarked Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue on Monday afternoon at a press conference.

Camacho was last observed leaving her job at Auto Zone in Madera on Friday at 10:15 p.m.

She dated Vicente Alejandro Jasso for three months before splitting up with him, just three days before Thanksgiving.

Detectives had been told by friends and colleagues that she planned to meet him.

What happened with Madera Missing Girl ?

The last time Melanie Camacho, the Madera Missing Girl, was seen, it was on November 24 at around 10:15 p.m.

Surveillance footage shows her 2014 white Nissan Altima traveling north on Madera’s Gateway Drive at around 10:30 p.m.

Shortly later, according to the authorities, Camacho contacted her mother to inform her that she was going to see a friend after work.

When Camacho did not come home on Saturday morning, her mother reported her missing to the authorities.

It was claimed that Camacho’s mobile tracking was turned off at some point throughout the night, and she did not show up for her duty.

Instead of seeing the friend she said she would, Camacho met up with her ex-boyfriend, as investigators found out.

A automobile was seen burning on Saturday morning around 8:45 a.m. close to Madera’s border.

Someone was driving an oddball blue Ford Mustang with a black hood in the area.

Subsequently, it was discovered that Camacho was the owner of the flaming car, but nobody was inside.

Jose Cornelia Lopez-Hernandez, 22, was brought in by detectives on Sunday night to be questioned. Through the Mustang and local surveillance footage, they were able to obtain information on her.

Investigators allegedly discovered a body in an orchard adjacent to his Madera house, at Avenue 20 and Highway 99, after obtaining a search order.

Family statement

“This morning, my daughter told me not to go outside because there was a man there.” “Then, there were maybe thirty or forty policemen here, and they arrested the guy along the street at my neighbor’s house,” said Veronica, a local.

Authorities captured Jasso in Joe Madril’s yard. Madril was watching and recording the arrest from inside his home.

“Then I heard a helicopter outside.” When I stepped outside, the helicopter was buzzing overhead. Then I heard the bullhorn say, “You’re surrounded.” Put up your hands. “I was looking over, and I noticed a guy coming out from between the shrubs in my backyard,” Madril remarked.

The arrest of a murder suspect in Madril’s backyard was unnerving, but it was also a step in the right direction for Camacho’s family’s pursuit of justice.

Action News was able to gather information about Jasso’s extensive criminal history, which includes incidences of domestic abuse, dating back to 2016.

Madera Missing Girl Investigations

While searching for Jasso, detectives soon discovered her smoldering, deserted car in a rural region off Avenue 14 near Road 8.

According to Pogue, “the witness saw a blue Ford Mustang with a black hood drive by his location on the street with one person inside, turn around close to the burning car, and then drive back to his location with two people inside.”

The 22-year-old Jose Lopez Hernandez was apprehended on Sunday night for accessory to murder after police used the car’s description to locate him.

Jasso led the California Highway Patrol officers and deputies on a chase that began in Madera, went to Turlock, and ended in Atwater.

When traveling, Jasso allegedly threw Camacho’s belongings out the window, according to the authorities.

He eventually came to rest on the side of Highway 99 after his minivan’s tires were blown out by a spike strip.

There was a disturbance as people were getting ready to go for work and school when Jasso was chased by police and helicopters into a neighboring neighborhood.

The inquiry is still ongoing.

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