Report: Body of man encased in cement identified

LAS VEGAS - The body found encased in cement near Nelson's Landing was Jon Ernest Gomez who was killed around Nov. 28, 2016, according to the arrest report for the man accused of killing him.

Edward Bedrusian made his first appearance in court Tuesday morning. He is a facing one count of murder with the use of a deadly weapon.

Bedrusian admitted to police he hit Gomez, who went by the nickname 'Rabbit," in the head with a sledgehammer and then shot him in the head before he buried him near Lake Mead National Recreational Area, the report said.

Bedrusian told friends he was upset with Gomez because he had held him hostage for a few days in his own home and was only able to free himself after he hit Gomez with the sledgehammer and choked him. He placed Gomez's body in a tarp and put it into his vehicle for the drive to Nelson's landing, the report said.

Gomez's girlfriend had reported him missing on Dec. 16 but had not seen him since Nov. 26, 2016. She told police, the last person he was with was Bedrusian.

Bedrusian sold the vehicle he used to transport the body, but police were able to locate it and collect evidence. Blood was found in the trunk along with a bag that contained Bedrusian's cell phone, wallet with debit card and other ID, the report said.

Police also search Bedrusian's home were more blood evidence was found. 

According to the arrest report, witnesses also gave police statements that Bedrusian had told them he had killed "Rabbit."

Bedrusian is due back in court on June 13.

 

 

 

 


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