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A California Man Arrested in the Gruesome Murder of a Woman; Video of Her Death was Posted in Facebook

California Man Arrested in the Gruesome Murder of a Woman
California Man Arrested in the Gruesome Murder of a Woman. (Photo: Law and Crime)

Mark Mechikoff, 39, of Pacifica, was detained on charges of murdering Claribel Marie Estrella, 41, and posting her dying moments on social media before escaping the scene of the crime.

California man arrested in a gruesome murder.

Mark Mechikoff, 39 of Pacifica was arrested for murdering Claribel Marie Estrella. (Photo: NY Post)

Suspect Arrested when a Netizen Reported the Crime Scene Posted on Facebook

According to police, they were given notice at 3:48 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Reported to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada, a person called them to report seeing a “stabbing” on Facebook and gave the name as well as the contact information of the person who published the account of the incident.

A caller denounced the assault to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada after seeing footage of it on Facebook. The sheriff’s staff “pinged” the phone number linked to the Facebook profile and tracked it down to a huge San Mateo apartment complex.
According to the Associated Press, the victim has been named as Claribel Estrella, and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office charged Merchikoff, a California man on Friday with one count of murder with charges for suffering serious injury to the body with a knife.

READ ALSO: Missing Texas Woman’s Remains Found 10 Days After Disappearance, Man Arrested

The relationship between the Suspect and Victim is not yet identified

In a published article reported by People, Merchikoff arrived in court but did not enter a plea, as stated by District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, and his preliminary hearing has been delayed for a week while he is waiting for his judge-appointed lawyer.
According to Wagstaffe, the extent of Merchikoff and Estrella’s relationship was unknown, and the deceased was located inside one of the pinged complex’s units close to three hours after her death.

A statement from Wagstaffe, the full scope of Merchikoff and Estrella’s relationship were unidentified, and the person who died had been discovered within one of the pinged complex’s components close to three hours after her death.

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