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Murder arrest made for 2011 Bullhead City slaying

Chase Robert Salveson

Chase Robert Salveson

BULLHEAD CITY (AP) - An arrest has been made in the 2011 killing of a Bullhead City father of five who was stabbed more than 80 times.

Bullhead City police announced Tuesday that 42-year-old Chase Robert Salveson was taken into custody in Laughlin, Nev., and is awaiting extradition to Arizona. He's being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Police say the body of 36-year-old Raymond Sanchez was found wrapped in plastic shower curtains and duct tape near the entrance of the Colorado River Nature Center on Aug. 21, 2011.

They say Sanchez suffered more than 80 stab wounds.

Investigators say Sanchez was possibly targeted after allegedly stealing a large amount of methamphetamine from a Bullhead City drug dealer.

Police say tests showed Salveson's DNA was found on the duct tape used to wrap Sanchez's body.

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