Arrest Made in the Homicide of Marisela Botello Valadez

Update: April 2, 2021:

On April 2, 2021, the U.S. Marshals North Texas Violent Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department and West Jordan, Utah Police Department, arrested Charles Anthony Beltran for Capitol Murder. After receiving intelligence that he was in Utah, Beltran was taken into custody without incident.

Lisa Dykes was arrested in Florida and March 27, 2021.

Update: March 26, 2021:

On March 24, 2021, the Dallas County Sheriff’s office responded to a call for police regarding human remains in a wooded area near E. Belt Line Road and Post Oak Road in Wilmer, Texas. The following day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Marisela Botello Valadez. On March 25, 2021, Dallas Police, with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, arrested Nina Marano, a 49-year-old White female, in Miami, Florida in connection with the murder of Ms. Botello.

Two additional suspects, Charles Beltran, a 31-year-old Latin male, and Lisa Dykes (AKA: Lisa Beltran), a 57-year-old white female, are still at-large and are currently wanted for the murder of Ms. Botello. Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding the location of these suspects to immediately contact 911. Anyone with information about this case should also contact Det. Ramirez with the Dallas Police Department Special Investigations Unit at (214) 671-3668 or christine.ramirez@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #177834-2020.

CRIME STOPPERS

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Update: December 10, 2020

Marisela Botello Valadez, a 23-year-old Latin female, was last seen alive in Dallas on October 5, 2020. Dallas Police have reason to believe that Marisela may have been the victim of foul play and are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Det. Ramirez with the Dallas Police Department Special Investigations Unit at (214) 671-3668 or christine.ramirez@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #177834-2020.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Update: November 3, 2020

The Youth Operation’s Unit has received a report regarding Marisela Botello on October 6, 2020. The report has been changed from a “Want to Locate” to an “Endangered Missing” person on case number 177834-2020.

If anyone has any information regarding Ms. Botello, we ask that they contact the Dallas Police Department Youth Operations 214-671-4268 or by email at missingpersons@dpd.dallascityhall.com. 

Original Post: October 28, 2020

The Youth Operation’s Unit has received a report regarding Marisela Botello on October 6, 2020. The report is currently documented as a “Want To Locate” report on case number 177834-2020. A “want to locate” is when a family member wants to find an individual that they have been unsuccessful with contacting, so they file a want to locate report with the police.

The Youth Operations Unit is in charge of the investigation. Detectives from the Youth Operations Unit are actively investigating all workable leads into the report of Ms. Botello. Detectives are also actively communicating with Ms. Botello’s family and only family members about the investigation. If anyone has any additional information regarding Ms. Botello, we ask that they contact the Dallas Police Department Youth Operations 214-671-4268.

 

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