MURRIETA, Calif. (KGTV) - A U.S. Marine and a young woman were arrested Wednesday for the death of a man whose remains were found in Joshua Tree National Park.
Curtis Krueger, 30, was taken into custody near Twentynine Palms Air-Ground Combat Center. Ashlie Stapp, 27, was arrested on the campus of Copper Mountain Community College in Joshua Tree, KABC reported.
Investigators said Krueger and Stapp killed 54-year-old Henry Stange. His partially covered remains were found June 2 in a shallow grave in Joshua Tree National Park.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department determined the crime scene was located in the city of Murrieta.
Police did not immediately announce a connection between the two suspects or a motive for Stange’s death.
Krueger and Stapp are charged with Homicide and Conspiracy.