New Mexico police said they found charred body of a nine-year-old girl who had been raped, murdered and dismembered in an apartment.
According to the Police, the girl, identified as Victoria Martens, was first injected with methamphetamine, then sexually assaulted, strangled, stabbed and then dismembered.
Officers arrived at the the family apartment at the Arroyo Villas Apartment Complex on Irving Boulevard in Albuquerque, after they received a call about a disturbance inside.
The girl’s body was found in a bathroom, rolled up in a blanket that had been set on fire.
Police Chief, Gordon Eden, said, “This is a horrific tragedy for our community.
“I want to assure the public that we will pursue justice and we will make sure that we exhaust every resource into this investigation.”
Victoria’s mother, Michelle Martens, her 31-year-old boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales and his 31-year-old cousin, Jessica Kelley, have been charged with child abuse resulting in death and kidnapping, and tampering with evidence.
Gonzales and Kelley have also been charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor.
Martens confessed that Gonzales had drugged the girl so that he could have sex with her.
She said Kelley held her hand over Victoria’s mouth and stabbed her in the stomach after Gonzales strangled her.
She said Gonzales and Kelley then dismembered Victoria.