Musician Slain By Illegal Immigrant Recently Deported

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Las Vegas police have released details of a horrific murder committed by an illegal alien last summer, along with a request for anyone who has additional information to contact them.

In July of 2016, Mary Trimble, a longtime Las Vegas musician who once performed for icons like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. , was found gagged, face-down with her hands and feet tied.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s office, 70-year-old Trimble died of asphyxiation.

Trimble, who lived in gated community, had left her front door unlocked in anticipation of the regular morning cleaning crew.  Upon their arrival the next morning, the two women cleaners entered the home through a sliding door because the front door was locked. When they discovered Trimble deceased in her bedroom, they contacted the police.

Surveillance video on the property reportedly showed two or three people near Trimble’s back patio about 2:45 a.m. The suspects are said to have entered through the unlocked front door, then locked it, committed the murder and robbery, then fled through the back patio door.

It didn’t take detectives long to link Jorge Vasquez-Rivero to the musician’s slaying, as detectives were able to trace Trimble’s stolen cell phone via a GPS ping from a previous pawn shop visit made by the suspect.

Vasquez-Rivero, an illegal immigrant who had been deported in 2005 and 2009, was previously apprehended at the end of last year by the FBI on an illegal-re-entry warrant.

When agents found him, he was in possession of 50 pounds of marijuana, police said.

During the investigation, the police learned that Vasquez-Rivero lived with one of the cleaning woman who found Trimble’s body that July morning.

“Vasquez-Rivero’s and the woman’s DNA matched that found on one of the shirts used to tie up Trimble. DNA from an unknown male was found on zip ties used to restrain the victim. The woman told police she had left some of her clothes in the vehicle police believe Vasquez-Rivero used during the burglary.

The woman has told detectives that although she and Vasquez-Rivero live together, they no longer have a relationship and that she’s afraid of him because he is physically abusive. Jail and court logs don’t show that the woman has been accused in the killing. It wasn’t immediately clear if she’s considered a suspect.

When pressed by detectives during a polygraph exam, she told them that she and her young daughter were with Vasquez-Rivero in the hours leading up to the slaying when he went to meet men at a slot parlor parking lot.

She said she “had a feeling” they were “planning to do something” but she didn’t know what. She added that afterward, Vasquez-Rivero took them home and they went to sleep. Records of the couple’s cellphones show that both devices were off during the burglary and weren’t turned on until 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on July 20.”

In the report, detectives also noted that the woman may have inadvertently provided Vasquez-Rivero information on the victim including how she would leave the door unlocked for the cleaners.

During an interview with Metro detectives, Vasquez-Rivero admitted to holding the massive quantity of marijuana for a friend, but denied any involvement in Trimble’s death.

As of last week, the suspect, was in federal custody for an unrelated case, is expected to be booked on counts of murder, kidnapping, burglary and drug possession after his federal case is processed.

H/T: Las Vegas Sun

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