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March 30, 2009
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Marvin Carias Arrested for 1st Degree Murder

On March 28, 2009, at approximately 11pm, twenty year old Marvin Carias was arrested for the murder of Nathan Johns. On March 13, 2009, family members found 30 year old Nathan Johns in his apartment, 1338 D Street #6, with obvious stab wounds, not breathing. They attempted to resuscitate the victim with CPR, but he did not survive his injuries. Just twenty minutes prior to the discovery, family members spoke with Nathan Johns over the phone. There was no indication of danger; they just arranged to stop by for a visit.

During an investigation of the crime scene, clothing was found that did not belong to the victim. In addition, the victim's coat and a pair of shoes were missing. Nathan Johns lived in close proximity to a well traveled convenience store. Investigators reviewed surveillance footage and observed a man wearing clothing similar to what was recovered in the victim's apartment. The suspect had been in the store prior to the homicide.

Additional video surveillance, covering the alley north of the 1338 D Street, captured images of the suspect as he was leaving the building. He was wearing a coat similar to the coat missing from the victim's apartment. Marvin Carias was later identified as the man in the video surveillance images. His fingerprints were also a positive match to bloody prints recovered from the victim's apartment.

Marvin Carias was located in his home, 911 S 11th #22. He was subsequently cited and lodged for First Degree Murder.

Marvin Carias
Marvin Eduardo Carias

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