One year ago, a Henderson woman named Mariela Moreno was murdered and her body dumped in the desert. The 20-year-old was missing for two months before her body was found.
Her boyfriend emerged as a suspect. Now there's an international manhunt for Isidro Munoz, and he may be connected to another killing.
Her smile and beauty captivated the valley's attention for months. Mariela Moreno came to Las Vegas from Mexico. She loved her family, had a fun-loving spirit, but her life would have a tragic ending. It is still painful for Mariela's sister to talk about. She shares her sorrow, hoping for justice.
Police say Mariela was beaten to death at the hands of Isidro Garduno Munoz, her boyfriend who became obsessive.
"He visited Mariela around four times a day. There was something strange, you know," said Mariela's sister Monica Moreno-Kongsrud.
Moreno celebrated the New Year at Firefly near the Strip.