A third person sought in the killing and dismemberment of a man at a Southwest Side home has been arrested in New Jersey.
was booked into the Morris County, New Jersey, jail on Saturday. Miranda is wanted in Chicago on a murder warrant,
according to Chicago Police.
The man is accused of attacking Jose Reyes with a pipe and an knife, then
decapitating him, after Reyes was lured to the home by the suspect's girlfriend,
originally was taken into custody in Morris County, New Jersey, on an unrelated
charge. Miranda is being held on
an arrest warrant obtained by Chicago Police and the Cook County State’s
Jealousy was the apparent motive. Reyes was the brother of
Gutierrez's ex-boyfriend and had shown an interest in dating her.
After Reyes was killed, Gutierrez called her father and told him
she had "fixed the problem" .
Then Gutierrez's new
boyfriend dismembered the body, and her father spent three hours digging a hole
in the family's backyard before placing the victim's body parts in plastic bags
and burying them.
Reyes' remains were buried there for
nearly five months until police obtained a search warrant and dug up the yard
The plot unfolded May 21, when Gutierrez and her boyfriend decided to lure Reyes
to her home in the 8300 block of South Scottsdale Avenue. Gutierrez has two children — a 2-year-old and a
1-year-old — with Reyes' brother.
of the plan, Gutierrez told her family to leave the home, said prosecutors, who
contend that she invited Reyes over while her boyfriend prepared to attack
Reyes had "expressed his own interest" in Gutierrez and had called
her in the past.
arrived, Gutierrez led him to her bedroom, where she began to undress. Then Gutierrez's boyfriend kicked in the
door and attacked Reyes, slitting his throat and later decapitating him.
Afterward, Gutierrez called her father, who returned home and
watched the boyfriend dismember the body. Salvador Gutierrez, who
works as a busboy in a local restaurant, dug a hole in the backyard and buried
The next day, Daisy Gutierrez and her
boyfriend left town.