Man charged with killing 2 miss­ing girls

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

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.

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