A 19-year-old man in a suburb of Seattle was charged Friday with second-degree rape, manslaughter and controlled substance homicide after police say he raped a high school student as she was dying of an overdose, and then texted explicit photos of her friends.
Authorities say the suspect, identified as Brian Roberto Varela, of Lynnwood, Wash., was Tuesday arrested after the police found the 18-year-old woman’s body stuffed in a plastic crate in the suspect’s home.
Varela allegedly told investigators he was planning to bury the body with onions to mask the smell.
He told the researchers that he met Alyssa Mae Noceda at a party in a mobile home park, the Herald, in Everett, Wash., reported.
2. The 19-year-old reportedly texted about the overdose and death of a teenager as she was dying. @snocaleb has the story. https://t.co/IkUab4btBQ
— The Herald (@EverettHerald) February 10, 2018
During the evening, the woman snorting Percocet and taken liquid marijuana for the collapse in Varela’s room, authorities said. But instead of helping the woman, they said, Varela took lewd photos of her and sent them to her friends with a text reading “LOL, I think she od’d, still breathing.”
The police said one of Varela ‘ s staff to contact them after Varela reportedly said that he did not know whether Noceda was still alive when he was having sex with her. Court records say he told a friend that “she died, to have sex with me,” and that he is having sex with her “to pass the time.”
Valera also admitted using the woman’s thumb to unlock her mobile phone, after they died, making it seem that she was a runaway, authorities said.
He was charged Friday, According to County Superior Court.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.