Man charged with killing 2 missing girls
TUCSON » A man who is in jail has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced Saturday.
Christopher Matthew Clements, 36, was indicted on Friday by a grand jury on 21 criminal counts, including murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of 6-year-old Isabel Celis and 13-year-old Maribel Gonzalez, said Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus.
Celis went missing from her Tucson home in April 2012, and her body was discovered in what was described as a rural area in March 2017.
Gonzalez’s body was discovered in June 2014 in the Avra Valley community near Tucson, not far from where Celis’ remains would be found three years later.
Magnus and other officials held a news conference to announce the indictment but declined to answer questions from reporters and did not disclose how the girls died or other information.