Police report details Sandy Lane murder investigation

Krista Hostetler

Police report details Sandy Lane murder investigation

CREATED Jul. 3, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A woman was arrested in Las Vegas for her involvement in a recent murder.

Amber Montoya has been charged on several counts including conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping.

38-year-old Abraham Mathews was found dead on the 1600 block of Sandy Lane on April 10 at about 6:20 a.m.

Mathews died of apparent blunt force trauma.

When interviewed by police, Montoya said she met Mathews at a local motel where they were using meth and then went to her friend's house.

There, she said Mathews was bragging to Jonathan Reyes and Eric Orduna about how much money he had and later in the night, the men had an argument.

Reyes was allegedly trying to get bank information from Mathews, and had tied his hands together and the men were hitting him with bricks from the fire place.

Montoya said she heard Mathews tell them that if they let him go, he would get them some money.

Then later in the night, Orduna told her to pull a vehicle into the backyard. He told her to help him put Mathews in the trunk. She said when she saw him, she knew he was dead.

She said he was wrapped in a sheet with some ropes tied around it. Orduna allegedly told Montoya to put some gloves on and help lift the body.

She said they then drove to Pecos Road, then down Owens Avenue into some apartments. Orduna told her to stop and they dumped Mathews body in the street.

Orduna allegedly told her to never speak of the incident or he would kill her and her family.

On June 13, Reyes was apprehended by police at his home on Supreme Court. He said he remembered Orduna yelling at Mathews and hitting him in the head with a pistol. Reyes said he also hit and kicked Mathews. He also said Montoya hit Mathews with a metal bar, which she denied.

On June 14, Orduna surrendered to police following a standoff in North Las Vegas.

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