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Pueblo police arrest murder suspect related to dumpster homicide

UPDATE: A man initially sought as a person of interest in a woman’s bizarre homicide has been arrested by Pueblo police and faces a charge of first-degree murder.

Late Friday evening, police confirmed the arrest of Anthony Cuevas and his wife, Melanie Ann Cuevas, both 36. The husband also faces a charge of violating parole and his wife faces a charge of criminal impersonation.

Anthony Cuevas is believed to be the man who stuffed a woman’s body into a large suitcase and dropped it into a trash dumpster behind a car wash near the intersection of Ivywood Lane and Pueblo Boulevard.

Surveillance cameras from the car wash and a nearby apartment complex recorded the act that occurred Thursday morning.

Police said they contacted the couple at around 5:30 p.m. Friday after receiving several phone calls about them. Officers and detectives took the couple into custody near Adolfo’s Taco Shop, along U.S. 50, on Pueblo’s north side.

A viewer, Irvin Nunez, sent KRDO NewsChannel 13 a video clip of the arrest. Anthony Cuevas was seen resisting the arrest and had to be restrained by officers.

Police released no further details Friday, saying the victim’s name will eventually be released by the Pueblo County coroner.

Investigators initially wanted to question Anthony Cuevas as a person of interest in the homicide.

Several people on social media claim that the victim is Anthony Cuevas’ mother but authorities haven’t confirmed that.

No court date for the couple was announced.

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A homicide suspect was arrested Friday evening in connection with a woman’s body being dumped in a suitcase Thursday. That’s according to Pueblo PD Watch I & II Commander.

According to the report, officers, along with parole and detectives were able to locate the suspect near Adolfo’s restaurant on the northeast side. Police haven’t confirmed that the man arrested is Anthony Cuevas, who was previously identified as a person of interest.

However, a video of the arrest captured by the witness shows a man who very closely matches Cuevas’ description. A woman was also taken into custody.

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