LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – The man authorities believe murdered a woman and left her body inside a Las Vegas home last weekend was arrested Friday.

Jaime Santana was picked up by Las Vegas Metro police officers in the area near Charleston Boulevard and Palm Street Friday, a LVMPD statement reported.

Santana, 25, was identified as a suspect in the killing of Cinthia Wendy Perez Rodriguez inside a home on Lilac Lane near Rancho Drive on August 12.

The home’s residents said they found the 25-year-old woman’s body partially clothed in one of the home’s bedroom. Two residents said they did not know Perez Rodriguez. Investigators believe the woman was involved in a violent struggle with Santana and suffered multiple injuries leading to her death.

Officers found a blue Scion they believed Santana was driving near Valley View Boulevard and Washington Avenue on Wednesday.

Santana is expected to be booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder.

Comments (2)
  1. Marisol B Drack says:

    This horrific human being can rot incarcerated forever , but No one can ever replace the life of this beautiful and vibrant young woman that was so cruel and violently taken on that horrible day. My heart feels for her family specially her mother that will have to live with this tremendous loss everyday of her life.
    My wish is that time will bring some comfort to the hearts of the ones that will miss her forever.

    Hasta siempre dulce Cynthia!

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