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Murder Suspect Tells Police 'I am Guilty'

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- 8 News Now has confirmed that Metro police arrested a man in connection with a woman's body found in the desert over the weekend.

The woman is identified as 43-year-old Edis Hernandez-Quintanilla of Las Vegas and the Clark County Coroner has listed her cause of death as murder by asphyxia. Police have arrested Harold Marin-Valesquez.

A Boulder City police officer spotted an SUV and Marin-Valesquez in the desert near a quarry at U.S. 95 and mile marker 52 on Saturday, May 1st. According to the Arrest Report, the officer said Marin-Valesquez left the area at a high rate of speed so he followed him and pulled him over. The officer say Marin-Valesquez had alcohol on his breath and there was a woman's driver's license in the car. When police checked the area where Marin-Valesquez had been, they discovered the woman's body.

According to the Arrest Report, Marin-Valesquez told police, "I don't know why you are doing all this, I have blood on my hands; I'm guilty."

Police say Marin-Valesquez told them he had paid the woman for sex and they had a fight when she demanded more money. He told police he choked her.






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