Jose J. Segundo-Huizar


ELKO – Jose de Jesus Segundo-Huizar waived his preliminary hearing in Elko Justice Court Thursday, according to court staff.

A date for trial in Elko District Court has not yet been set.

Segundo-Huizar, 46, of Jerome, Idaho, is accused of the murder of a Ryndon woman whose body was found Sept. 4 buried in a shallow grave off Mountain City Highway.

The suspect faces six counts including first-degree murder, kidnapping, child abuse, and concealing or destroying evidence at the commission of a felony, according to previous reports.

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Carmen Magallanes-Sanchez was reported missing Aug. 24 by her boyfriend.

A hunter found her body 11 days later 30 miles north of Elko off Mountain City Highway and she was identified through fingerprints Sept. 15.

As Elko County Sheriff’s detectives worked on the case, they followed a trail to Idaho and evidence that led to Segundo-Huizar. He was arrested Oct. 3 after showing the detectives where her head was buried.


Staff writer for the Elko Daily Free Press

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