UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection with woman’s body found in desert

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Albertt Monterio. (Torrance, Calif., Police Department)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 21-year-old man is facing extradition from California after being arrested in connection with the death of Destiny Jackson. Her body was found in the desert by a hiker on September 11.

Albertt Monterio was taken into custody by the Torrance Police Department in California on Saturday, Sept. 18, according to a news release from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Information from the Torrance Police Department indicates Monterio was arrested following a chase, when he tried to elude officers who were trying to pull him over for “minor vehicle code violations.”

When Monterio refused to stop, officers initiated a pursuit. Monterio lost control of the vehicle and collided with several vehicles before fleeing on foot.

Officers found him in an apartment courtyard near the site of the collisions.

Monterio is facing one count of open murder.

Police said Jackson, 24, was reported missing on Sept. 10.

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