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Arizona man
arrested for murder of female impersonator

Arizona man
arrested for murder of female impersonator

A Yuma, Ariz., man has been taken into custody for the murder of a female impersonator from Phoenix two years ago, reports the Associated Press.

Ruben Solorio, 23, was arrested Wednesday after the Yuma County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip connecting him to the crime.

Amancio Corrales was found dressed in women's clothing floating in the Colorado River on May 6, 2005. The cause of death was reported to be violent trauma.

Corrales, 23, was a performer at a Phoenix bar until the weekend he was killed. He had just moved back to Yuma to live with his family.

Shortly after Corrales's death, a vigil was held by almost 100 gay rights activists who believed he'd was targeted because of his sexual orientation. Authorities have yet to determine whether the murder was motivated by homophobia. They do not believe Corrales and Solorio knew each other and are investigating if there were any other suspects involved in the slaying.

Solorio remained jailed Thursday. His bond was set at $1 million. (The Advocate)

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