Arrest Made in Asheville Homicide
Juan Carlos Jimenez, 38, has been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the Christopher Ortega homicide. Jimenez has been in the custody of the Buncombe County Detention Facility since his January arrest for sexual exploitation of a minor.
Today's arrest is a result of 10 months of follow up and detailed work by investigators from the Asheville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division. The Buncombe County District Attorney was consulted prior to the warrant being obtained on Jimenez. Jimenez is being held under no bond.
Christopher Ortega was found deceased in his Coleman Ave. apartment on October 28th, 2013. APD found his death to be suspicious at that time. Autopsy results have determined that Ortega's death was due to asphyxiation.
No additional information will be released at this time.
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