Police: Man charged for 'horrific' murder in Beaverton
Beaverton Police Department has made an arrest in the 2018 murder of a woman whose body was burned after her death.
On May 8, Beaverton Police detectives arrested Norbeto Nestor Muniz, 39, near Southwest Fourth Avenue and Ankeny Street in downtown Portland on a parole violation — and for the murder of Amy Low.
The 29-year-old woman's body was located at 12120 S.W. Allen Blvd. on Nov. 17, 2018, after local officers were called to a home due to a "suspicious circumstance," according to a news release.
Her body was not identified until January of this year.
"Beaverton Police detectives have provided, and will continue to provide Amy Low's family with victim services through this horrific time," police say.
Police say Muniz, Low and another witness were all living at the home at the time of her alleged murder. Police say they found DNA evidence and "numerous items" in the residence which have been analyzed by the Oregon State Crime Lab.
Muniz is currently being held without bail at the Washington County Jail. He has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, first-degree robbery and felon in possession of a weapon over the last decade, according to court records.
"As this case progresses toward a resolution, we continue to send our deepest sympathies to Amy's family and friends," Beaverton Police Chief Jim Monger said in a statement.
Muniz faces a murder charge and first-degree abuse of a corpse.