Disfigured teen ‘murders housemate and dumps corpse in the desert before cops arrest the wheelchair-bound killer’ – The Sun

A TEEN who was badly disfigured by a house fire when he was a toddler has been accused of gunning down a man and dumping his body in the Nevada desert.

Michael Miller, 19, who has been wheelchair-bound since the 2003 fire, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of 47-year-old Raul Salazar.

Salazar's body was discovered wrapped in a sleeping and with multiple gun shot wounds on a remote road outside Las Vegas last Friday.

He was found by a team from Red Rock Search & Rescue, who had launched a search of the area after receiving reports of a missing person.

The Clark County coroner's office has ruled the death a homicide, with evidence indicating Salazar was murdered elsewhere and his body later moved to where it was discovered.

Homicide detectives identified Miller as a suspect and took him into custody four days later.

Friends and family said Miller had been living with Salazar in a house near where the body was discovered, 8 News Now reported.

Salazar's brother described him as a wonderful person who loved his son.

He also said Salazar had been a lover of sports and a soccer coach.

Miller has now been charged on one count of open murder, police said.

A mugshot released by police shows the extent of Miller's horrific injuries.

His uncle, Robert Miller, told the Las Vegas Review Journal that Miller had sustained the severe burns when he was just three years old.

The fire also killed his four-year-old female cousin.

The Las Vegas Fire Department said at the time that the fire had been started accidentally by some kids playing with a cigarette lighter.

Robert told the Journal that his nephew had spent part of his youth living homeless in Las Vegas.

Miller currently remains in custody, held without bail, and was due to appear in court this morning.

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