Neighbors speculate body found in vacant lot is missing teenage girl
The investigation continued on Monday at an empty lot near US 95 and Grand Teton, where a body was found on Saturday night.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A neighborhood is speculating that a body found badly burned in a vacant lot on Saturday is that of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared on Friday.
Police say the body found near Grand Teton and Oso Blanca in the northwest part of Las Vegas is possibly a young female, but they're not identifying who it is at this time.
"That's scary, that's really scary," one neighbor said.
In one corner of the lot, a memorial is growing. There's a cross draped with flowers and a card. The name inside the card is that of 15-year old Alyssa Otremba, who lives in the neighborhood. Alyissa parent's reported her missing after she called them Friday evening to say she would be home in half an hour and then never showed.
So far police are not connecting this body to her. Still people dropped by throughout the day to leave a token of their sympathies.
"Just to pay my respects because I think its messed up," David Guerrero, who placed a rosary on the cross, says.
A 15-year old girl also dropped by the memorial. She told Action news she had been attacked just a few yards away from where the body was found. She says a man pulled her into the nearby tunnel where he choked her until she passed out. She says fortunately for her, her friends heard her screaming.
"As my back was turned form him he grabbed me from behind, just grabbed my neck and dragged me further into the tunnel," the girl says.
She didn't to be identified, but says it happened six months ago and police never caught her attacker.
"A lot of stuff has been happening on this road and around this area and I think its the same guy because they never found him," she says.
The girl's father contacted police to see if there's any connection between the two crimes, but its still very early in the investigation. As soon as Action News receives any new information we will pass it on.