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14-Year-Old Arizona Girl Found In Dumpster

December 13, 2013 at 6:51 am by  

Alex Anthony MadridMesa, AZ  — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the rape and strangulation of 14-year-old Claudia Ann Lucero whose body was found in a garbage dumpster last Friday.

It was reported that she was strangled with a form of ligature although further details have not been given.

The girl was last seen at home the day before in the early morning hours but was not in attendance at Westwood High School after leaving home for school. Her mother proceeded to file a missing-persons report the same evening.

Lucero’s body was found early the next day at the Sun Garden Apartments, a few miles from her home, by professional dumpster divers searching the trash container for recyclables. Upon the recovery of the girl’s remains, Lucero’s mother immediately had a suspect in mind.

The piece of shit in custody is 31-year-old Alex Anthony Madrid. Madrid is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child, sexual abuse, child abuse, abandonment/concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence, according to Mesa police.

An undercover officer discovered Madrid’s car in Mesa and radioed for a marked car to make the arrest. The uniformed officer activated his lights but Madrid continued driving with no intention of stopping. After some clever road techniques, officers brought the suspect to a halt and made the arrest after Madrid tried jumping a fence.

Madrid is refusing to cooperate with authorities and will not disclose any details regarding the crime or the motive. He was initially sought as a “person of interest” and has been positively linked to the crime via his DNA as well as other forensic evidence.

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Madrid was initially arrested on another matter but was kept in custody pending the investigation into his potential involvement in the crime.

It has been reported that Madrid, at one time, dated Lucero’s mother and lived with the family.

“Over the past some weeks, he had been estranged from the family,”Mesa Police Chief Ralph Milstead said. “It was known to detectives that Claudia was afraid of Alex. He had inappropriately touched her, on occasion.”

It was this incident that caused the girl’s mother to kick Madrid out of the apartment. Police say he’s been living in a different apartment complex since then. His new neighbors relayed their impression of Madrid as “creepy” and always walking without a shirt “thinking he was better than everybody else.”

There should be no surprise that Madrid has an extensive rap sheet that includes a domestic violence incident with a similar ligature-type assault.

I’m thoroughly disgusted to no end with this story and I hope you all hate me for bringing this one to light…fuck me right?

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  • Sam

    So here we have a guy who does NOT know the meaning of the word ‘stop’. Not when she tells him the relationship’s over, not when the little girl tells him to stop hurting her, not when the police tell him to pull over the car. I guess i shouldn’t be surprised when he kept going long after his eyebrows begged him to stop plucking.

  • Delaney3030

    So, if not for the dumpster divers, they may never have found a body. I wonder if they were actively searching for her at the time.

  • Jessie

    Ahhh mom, you sure can pick ’em!

  • Lorraine Nation

    Why wasn’t he charged with touching her the first time?

  • Lena60

    There is so mush evidence here , it would be hard to believe he didn’t do it. First clue tattoo tear…dead give-a-way.Also the neatly plucked eyebrows.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Way to pick the jizz stain with a teardrop tattoo, ma.

  • Stormclouds

    If he did it, as the DNA would seem to show, kick him in the fork until he stops feeling it. Or introduce him to those pits… -_-

  • itsknotme

    Incarcerated with so much time one his hands, do you think it would be too much for me to ask him to look after my Pitt Bulls?

  • tkaz

    They are things of beauty aren’t they?

  • tkaz

    They are things of beauty aren’t they?

  • tkaz

    It could have simply been the girl didn’t want to talk to police or something. They thought he left & it was over…but it wasn’t.

  • tkaz

    2nd Mesa story in a week? 2 weeks? I can’t remember.
    It is literally the ONLY nearby city with a Boy Scout store & I HATE going there. ALL the people are scary! (minus my cousins, they went to the same HS as the girl)

  • Lena60

    Yes… and I am jealous. 🙁

  • thebossessecretary

    The mother’s boyfriend. I never saw that one coming.

  • Buffettgirl

    Right? Whoddathunkit???

  • Buffettgirl

    If it has a tear drop tattoo under the eye, RUN, don’t hook up with it… it has either killed before, or really, REALLY wants to be seen as a killer. That right there is an ISSUE that you don’t need around your beautiful, budding daughter.

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  • FrikkenFrak

    Good thing I read this as my last post before needed to get off and get to work. Oh the places I could go…

  • Thy_Yeti_Knows

    Man’s gotta trim what a man’s gotta trim … There’s no shortage of soft handed dudes in Texas mastering the art of Yoga simply for the opportunity to smoothen out the railyard

  • Kelly Eklectusbird

    I hope those marks on his head are bruises from the little girl fighting back. I really hope she got in a few good punches… What a low life scumbag.

  • JustBrowsingLife

    Here we go again! The state of Arizona’s policy of protecting women and children from beaters and predators on display for all the country to point at and mock. This is in my back yard and I am ashamed of all local law enforcement agencies that profess to protect victims of sexual and physical abuse. This man was reported to the police for inappropriate touching of this child and remained free of prosecution and incarceration. Shame on that agency that handled the case. Another missed opportunity to avoid picking up another dead child. Do not move to Arizona if you want to be treated like first class citizens especially if you are a woman or a child of the female persuasion. The laws are written and enforced to prejudice female victims.

  • onlyme356

    Wondering if the molestation was ever reported, it seems as if it wasn’t. I am trying to give the mother the benefit of the doubt that she was afraid of him and hoped he would just disappear.