Mon. May 20th, 2024

Police said they arrested a man in connection with a woman whose body was found in the desert south of the valley.

21-year-old Albertt Monterio was arrested by the Torrance Police Department in California on Saturday.

According to his arrest report, he was arrested after a traffic stop in Destiny Jackson’s vehicle. His report confirmed her identity as the woman found dead on September 11.

Police said they attempted to stop him when he fled and crashed the 2007 BMW into several vehicles then fled on foot. He was arrested shortly after.

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In custody, he told police he lived in a short-term rental in Las Vegas, but was from Southern California. His only familial connection in Las Vegas is his grandmother in the south valley.

Monterio said he wanted to get back to California, but didn’t own a vehicle and planned to rob someone. He contacted Jackson from a personals ad, the report said, and she picked him up and drove them to the desert.

He said while she was in the driver’s seat, he said “I’m sorry” to Jackson and fired three shots. He then pushed her body out near Sloan and fled with her vehicle.

Police said they found his belongings, as well as two handguns and Jackson’s phone, in the vehicle.

Monterio will be extradited to Las Vegas where he will face one count open murder, Las Vegas police said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact police at 702-828-3521, or To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, or

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By Buffy Gunner

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