(STMW) — Bond was set at $2 million for a 19-year-old woman who along with her father made their first court appearance Sunday on charges they were involved in dismembering a body found buried in the backyard of a Southwest Side home.
Daisy Gutierrez, 19, of the 5100 block of South Springfield, was charged with first-degree murder; her father Salvador Gutierrez, 56, of the 8300 block of South Scottsdale — where the remains were found Friday — was charged with concealing a homicidal death, police said. His bond was set at $500,000 during Sunday’s hearing where father and daughter appeared before before Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.
Chicago Police believe a love triangle turned violent is the motive for the slaying, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Daisy and Salvador Gutierrez admitted to their roles in Reyes’ death, Assistant State’s Attorney Heather Kent said, on Sunday.
Daisy Gutierrez told her family to leave her South Side home last May and invited Jose Reyes to come over, a prosecutor said during Sunday’s hearing.
She allegedly lured him into her bedroom May 21 and began to undress.
And that’s when prosecutors said another man – her boyfriend – kicked in the door, attacked Reyes with a pipe and a knife, slit his throat in front of Gutierrez and decapitated Reyes.
When it was over, Gutierrez called her father and told him she had “fixed the problem,” Kent said. Gutierrez is now charged with Reyes’ first-degree murder. Her father, Salvador Gutierrez, is charged with concealing a homicide for watching as his daughter’s boyfriend – who is not yet charged – allegedly dismembered Reyes’ body.
Kent said Salvador Gutierrez also spent three hours digging a hole in the backyard of the home in the 8300 block of South Scottsdale and helped bury Reyes’ body parts in bags.
After the slaying, Daisy Gutierrez and her boyfriend fled to New Jersey the day after the killing, Kent said.
Kent said Daisy Gutierrez knew the victim because she had children with his brother.
Reyes, 28, of the 1400 block of North Harding, was killed by “multiple sharp force injuries” and “assault,” according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
More remains, thought to be human, were found at the home Saturday morning, according to the medical examiner’s office. Chicago Police could not confirm the discovery Sunday morning.
An autopsy on the additional remains is scheduled for Sunday.
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