Police arrest man in connection to death of Scottsdale woman

- Police say a man has been arrested in connection to the death of a woman whose body was found in an alley behind a Scottsdale business in February.

According to Scottsdale police, 51-year-old Vincent Parker was arrested near his Avondale home on April 17 in connection to the death of 33-year-old Loring Sendejas.

Sendejas' body was found in an alley behind a Scottsdale business near Camelback and Miller Roads on the morning of February 5. Police say autopsy results showed Sendejas had injuries consistent with a sexual assault, and her BAC was .28 and she had the presence of fentanyl in her system.

Police say Sendejas was last seen in the downtown Scottsdale Entertainment District on the night of February 4 with an unidentified African-American man. Surveillance video from the next day showed a white four-door SUV drive north in they alley and park directly in front of the space where Sendejas' body was found.

Scottsdale police detectives were able to place Sendejas' phone inside Parker's home on February 5 and police learned he owned a white Range Rover.

Police say DNA taken from Sendejas' body during a sexual assault examination matched Parker.

Based on all of this evidence, Parker was arrested and charged with sexual assault, endangerment and abandonment of a dead body.

Police say Parker admitted to meeting Sendejas and taking her to his house, however, he denied having sex with her and says he drove her back to Scottsdale and left her on a staircase behind the building where her body was found.

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