SPOKANE-- Court documents filed Thursday outline the connection between murder suspect Derrick Vargas and Evon Moore.
Witnesses say Moore was last seen working as a prostitute at the corner of Sprague and Altamont, which is about eight blocks from where her body was found.
A recently filed warrant shows what evidence police pulled from Vargas’ home and truck, and it also explains how Moore and Vargas may have met.
Police search warrants outline the last time Moore was seen alive, and the conditions of her body when it was found.
The medical examiner says Moore had a broken bone in her neck, but he cannot say exactly how she died.
Investigators say she was run over by a vehicle, likely after her death. The tire tracks on her body reportedly match Vargas’ truck tires. His truck was photographed near the crime scene the night Moore was killed. That is one of many connections between the victim and suspect.
Moore was last seen alive near the corner where she allegedly worked. A witness told police she was working with Moore there as a prostitute.
Police arrested Vargas over a month later after an unrelated traffic stop when a prostitute with him said he raped her.
Vargas appeared in court yesterday for 1st Degree Rape charges in that case, and remains in jail for those charges.
Investigators seized his truck and evidence from his apartment. They took bloody tennis shoes that may match prints from the scene.
Investigators are now waiting on DNA samples from clothing and Vargas’ truck before filing additional charges for the Moore homicide.
Police say the DNA tests could take weeks.
Vargas’ computer has also been seized because police say Moore would meet Johns online.