LIVE OAK, Texas – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a murder case where the victim's body was dumped after being "tied up, tortured and injected with bleach," investigators said.
Justin Rashaad Hunt, 32, is charged with the murder of Matthew Pacheco-McKinney, whose body was found Dec. 7 in a wooded area behind some vacant apartments off O'Connor Road and Avery Road in Live Oak.
According to the arrest warrant, Pacheco-McKinney's body was covered in a blanket and curtain material with a piece of carpet placed on top of his body. Rope was also wrapped around his midsection and left arm.
An informant told investigators on Jan. 18 that he knew Pacheco-McKinney as "Mateo" and "met him and his girlfriend while he was homeless," according to the arrest warrant. He went on to tell investigators that he was told by a girl named "Snow," who used to date Mateo that Mateo got into a fight with a man he knew as "Skinny" in mid-November at a home off Montgomery Drive. During the fight, Mateo allegedly pulled out a pocketknife when another man known as "A.K." pulled out a gun.
Snow then told the informant that Mateo was "tied up, tortured and injected with bleach before dying," according to the police report. Mateo was then put inside a trash can and dumped at an unknown location.
Later, Skinny, who was later identified as David Castleberry, told investigators that A.K. hit Mateo in the head with something and then he saw him shoot Mateo in the head. The following day, A.K. ordered Skinny to dispose of Mateo's body. He and a woman put his body in the trunk of a car and dumped the body in the wooded area off O'Connor Road.
He later took investigators to where they had dumped the body, but "appeared surprised" when the body was not at the location. The body was already discovered on Dec. 7, but the location was never disclosed to Castleberry. He also identified A.K. as Hunt.
Castleberry, along with Clarissa Guillen, 21, are both charged with murder with the death of Lucio Carmona of San Antonio, who's body was found on Jan. 3 in Atascosa County.
During questioning, Guillen told investigators that Castleberry told her that he and Hunt had "killed a white girl for $20,000 and buried her in Hunt's backyard." Guillen also confirmed that Castleberry told her that Mateo was tied, tortured and injected with bleach.
Investigators recovered the vehicle that they say Castleberry used to dump Mateo's body. They found red blood on the carpet, as well as light blue latex gloves in the backseat. Similar gloves were found where Mateo's body was dumped. They also found black trash can, along with black trash bags, that were covered in blood, according to the arrest report.
Hunt is being held in the Bexar County Jail on charges of murder, felony gun possession and a parole violation. His combined bond was set at $150,000.
A second warrant for Noel Desselle was obtained for Alter/Destry/Conceal a Human Corpse. Desselle turned herself in Thursday to the San Antonio Police.
The investigation is ongoing, and other persons may be involved in this matter. Live Oak detectives and Rangers are executed a search warrant at the Montgomery Road address to process the scene for evidence.