The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department recently released a report that outlines murder charges of an alleged suspect. According to the report, the suspect is responsible for the death of a man whose dismembered body was discovered in a barrel back in November.
Ryan Bentley, aged 43, has been accused of homicide and plotting to kill the 39-year-old Rene Olmos Enriquez Jr.
On November 29th, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police discovered the body of Enriquez near the corner of Palm Street and East Quail Avenue in Las Vegas. His disappearance was reported to authorities on November 3rd.
The police quickly identified Bentley as the prime suspect in the homicide, and they were successful in apprehending him on the same day. A different suspect was also apprehended and charged with the murder, as reported by KVVU-TV, but those charges were later dropped.
According to the most recent police report acquired by KVVU-TV, prosecutors declared that Bentley murdered Enriquez due to Bentley’s belief that Enriquez had “informed on” him in connection to illegal drugs.
The police searched the house of Enriquez and confiscated 115 grams of methamphetamine, 18.6 grams of heroin and 50.2 grams of fentanyl.
Law enforcement stated that on October 27th, Bentley enticed Enriquez to come to his house by presenting him a “care package”. When Enriquez showed up, Bentley gave him the choice to either be murdered or take his own life by overdosing on fentanyl.
The police report states that Enriquez opted for the latter and lost consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness, authorities reported that Enriquez attempted to flee through the garage, however, in his attempt he was fatally shot by Bentley.
On the 28th of October, police received a report of gunfire near the residence of Bentley. Reportedly, Bentley tried to escape the location, however, he was apprehended and charged with drug posession.
Court documents obtained by KLAS-TV indicate that Bentley allegedly called from the Clark County Detention Center, inquiring about whether the house had been tidied up. To which the recipient of the call responded with, “yes.”
The police stated in their report that they suspected Bentley tried to clean up the scene of his crime. After being released from detainment, he allegedly returned to his residence to cut up Enriquez’s body and hide it in a 55-gallon barrel.