Martha Lake, WA – A 19-year-old Washington man raped an 18-year-old woman as she lay dying from a drug overdose.
He then texted naked photos of her to his friends, and stuffed her body in a plastic box with the intent to bury her later.
The man, identified as 19-year-old Brian Varela by The Daily Herald, also texted friends “LOL I think she od’d, still breathing,” and then used a slang word for sex and implied he’d been having sex with her to “pass the time,” according to court papers.
Afterward, Varela used 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda’s thumb to unlock her cell phone, so he could post on social media to make it appear as though the dead young woman had run away, according to The Daily Herald.
The Seattle Times reported that it all began when Noceda, who was a student at Mariner High School, went to a party at the suspect’s mobile home park on Feb. 3.
According to police records, the victim had just broken up with her boyfriend, and she contacted Varela on social media that same day.
Varela told police that Noceda had snorted crushed up Percocet tablets, and taken a dab of liquid THC. He said she seemed out of it when he had sex with her.
The Daily Herald reported that Varela asked his roommate for help after Noceda passed out.
The roommate told Varela to call the police, but instead, Varela left and went to work a double shift at a local Dairy Queen.
While at work, Varela boasted to a coworker that the woman died while having sex with him. Varela reportedly told the coworker that he wanted to take her to the hospital but was “too tired” to do it and went to sleep instead.
He stopped by his mother’s to pick up a plastic storage box, and put Noceda’s body in it when he got home.
Varela told police that he went online to research how to get rid of a body.
The victim’s body was at the mobile home for three days before police discovered it in the black storage box in the suspect’s bedroom.
It was found when one of Varela’s coworkers tipped off police, after Varela showed him photos of the dead body, and told him how the woman died, the Seattle Times reported.
The co-worker told police about Varela’s plans to bury Noceda’s body.
Varela was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter, second-degree rape, and controlled-substance homicide, according to the Seattle Times. He was being held on $500,000 bail.