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Murder Triangle in Scottsdale

Police Dig Up Remains of Dismembered Man in Backyard

A third suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a bizarre murder triangle that resulted with a man being killed, dismembered and buried in the backyard of a home in the 8300 block of Scottsdale Avenue.

Milton Miranda had been held in a Morris County Jail in New Jersey since Saturday, according to police. He was wanted on a murder warrant in connection with the killing in the Scottsdale neighborhood. {{more}}

According to police, Miranda killed Jose Reyes in the home in May.

Miranda is being held on $2 million bail for the murder. He is awaiting to be extradited to Chicago.

Police reported that Daisy Gutierrez, 19, lured Reyes to the Scottsdale home. Reportedly, Gutierrez, who has a 1-year-old and 2-year-old, managed to have other relatives at the home leave before contacting Reyes. Reyes’ brother, Jorge Moncado Ramos, is the father of the Gutierrez’s 1- and 2-year-old children.

Miranda was her new boyfriend, police said. Jealousy may have been a motive in the slaying. Gutierrez contacted Miranda to be at the home when Reyes arrived. Reyes had shown an interest in Gutierrez as well. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said that Gutierrez had tried to contact Moncado Ramos on several occasions. The murder may have resulted from Gutierrez trying to get back at Moncado Ramos by having Reyes killed.

According to police, Gutierrez lured Reyes to her bedroom and began to undress. At this point, Miranda kicked in a door and leaped toward Reyes, according to police, hitting him with a pipe and slitting his throat. He then allegedly decapitated the victim.

Gutierrez then called her father, Salvador Gutierrez, 56, and told him that she had Òfixed the problem,” according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

According to reports, Salvador Gutierrez watched while his daughter’s boyfriend dismembered the body. Salvador Gutierrez reportedly then spent three hours digging a hole in the backyard of the home and helped bury the remains in plastic bags.

The following day, which was May 22, Daisy Gutierrez and Miranda reportedly fled to New Jersey. Police had been searching for the whereabouts of Reyes, of Humboldt Park, since he went missing in May. They received information about his involvement with Daisy Gutierrez and arrived at the home last Friday with a warrant.

They began digging in the backyard and found the remains at about 1:20 p.m.

The medical examiner’s office said that Reyes died from multiple sharp injuries.

Daisy Gutierrez and her father were in court on Sunday. Daisy Gutierrez is three months pregnant. She reportedly also has a 3-year-old child. Salvador Gutierrez worked as a busboy at a restaurant in Oak Lawn. He was at work last Friday when he received the call from Daisy Gutierrez.

Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil listened as Assistant State’s Attorney Heather Kent described the series of events that led to the murder of Reyes. Kent told the judge that both Daisy Gutierrez and her father admitted their involvement in the murder.

The judge set Daisy Gutierrez’s bond at $2 million and Salvador Gutierrez’s bond at $500,000.

Neighbors on the 8300 block of Scottsdale Avenue said they did not know the family well.

Danielle Berriger, 24, who lives next door, said she did not know the family but did see Daisy Gutierrez from time to time.

ÒI’d see her drop off her kid but that’s about all,” said Berriger. ÒThey were kind of skiddish and did not want to talk to me. Maybe they just didn’t know much English.”

Berriger said that she was surprised as anyone when police arrived last Friday. As the day progressed, she could smell a foul odor emanating from the backyard. She saw police bringing out the remains in bags.

ÒI was shocked,” she said.

Steve Burns, 40, also was surprised by the police presence. He said that he would wave to Salvador Gutierrez on occasion but that was about the extent of his contact with the family.

Burns said Salvador Gutierrez seemed to prefer to keep to himself.

However, talking to other neighbors, he said that Salvador Gutierrez left his home on several occasions to buy sod for his backyard. A neighbor asked if he needed help but said he did not.

ÒHe would bring back rolls of sod about four or five times,” recalled Burns. ÒThis was back in May.”

Burns added that nothing seemed strange except that he heard noise that sounded like chainsaws coming from the direction of the home.

ÒThis is pretty graphic,” said Burns. ÒThis is something you don’t expect to hear about here.”

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