Murder victim identified, new details of case released in report

Krista Hostetler

Murder victim identified, new details of case released in report

CREATED May. 23, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The woman who was killed and her body left in the desert has been identified.

Ricardo Perez walked into the Clark County Detention Center Tuesday and confessed to the murder of 18-year-old Breana Lynn Carasik-McGee.

Homicide detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the CCDC and launched an investigation.

Several hours later, Carasik-McGee's body was located near Mission and College Drives in Henderson in a desert area.

According to the police report, Perez was at a friend's house early Monday morning in the trailer park off east Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane.

Perez told investigators he had been heavily drinking, consuming 25 to 30 beers. While at the friend's house, Perez said he was hanging out with Carasik-McGee.

Perez said, earlier in the day, he found his mother's 9 millimeter semi-automatic handgun and brought it with him.

As Perez and Carasik-McGee walked toward their vehicles, Perez said he started playing with the gun and pulled the trigger, hitting Carasik-McGee in the upper back of her head.

Perez told investigators he took Carasik-McGee's body and put it in his vehicle and started driving. He said he was scared and confused.

He told investigators he drove out to Henderson and put Carasik-McGee's body on the ground near Mission and College. According to Perez, the woman was making grunting noises and he "couldn't take it anymore" so he pointed the gun at her head and fired.

He then left the area.

Police say Perez drove home and got rid of the gun in a business dumpster, which was later found by police.

Perez has booked into the detention center on the charges of battery with a deadly weapon, murder with a deadly weapon and numerous unrelated traffic warrants.

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