Man Charged With Murder After Woman’s Body Found in Suitcase in Tucson

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the case of a body found in a suitcase.

Victor Lawrence Farber

The Tucson Police Department have charged 57-year-old Victor Lawrence Farber in connection to the death of 21-year-old Alexis Ochotorena.

Officers made the arrest on Friday after a second witness came forward, giving authorities substantial evidence to charge Farber with first degree murder.

Police found the victim Ochotorena’s body stuffed into a suitcase inside an overturned shopping cart in September 2022 314 E. Benson Hwy near South 4th Avenue.

Evidence led police to initially charge Farber with concealment of a dead body. However, with the second witness information, which matched the autopsy findings, Farber was given an additional charge of murder.

Farber is scheduled to appear before a judge on the new murder judge at the beginning of February.