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Update on woman's body found in suitcase

By Caleb J. Fernández,


The Tucson Police Department recently charged 57-year-old Victor Lawrence Farber in connection to the death of 21-year-old Alexis Ochotorena.

Officers arrested him Friday after a second witness came forward, giving authorities enough evidence to charge Farber with first degree murder .

Police say they found Ochotorena's body squished into a suitcase inside of an overturned shopping cart back in September 2022 at 314 E. Benson Hwy near South 4th Avenue.

This led them to initially charge Farber with concealment of a dead body.

However, once the second witness told officers what she knew, which matched the autopsy findings, Farber had another charge tackled on.

Court documents reveal he is scheduled to appear before a judge on the new murder charge at the beginning of February.

Caleb Fernández is a digital content producer for KGUN 9 . After earning his bachelor's degree from Penn State in Advertising/Public Relations, Caleb went to New York where he learned production assistance, photography and art direction. Share your story ideas and important issues with Caleb by emailing or by connecting on LinkedIn , Instagram , and Twitter .

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