LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The girl accused, together with an NBA G League participant, within the alleged kidnapping and homicide of a Washington state girl who was visiting Las Vegas appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court docket Tuesday morning.

Sakari Harnden, 19, and her boyfriend, Chance Comanche, 27, are accused of kidnapping and murdering Marayna Rodgers, 23, who had traveled to Las Vegas from Washington state. Harnden was showing in court docket on an unrelated theft cost.

In keeping with the arrest report, Las Vegas Metropolitan police took Harnden into custody on the Henderson Hospital on Dec. 13. Throughout that arrest, police discovered she had two Rolex watches in her belongings. One, price round $15K, had been reported stolen out of Seattle. Washington.

When the decide requested if she deliberate to hunt bail within the theft case, Harnden replied “Due to my different fees, there’s no cause to.”

<em>Murder suspect Sakari Harnden appears in Las Vegas Justice Court on Dec. 19, 2023.</em> (KLAS)

Homicide suspect Sakari Harnden seems in Las Vegas Justice Court docket on Dec. 19, 2023. (KLAS)

Harnden can also be dealing with open homicide and kidnapping fees within the loss of life of Rodgers. In keeping with her arrest report, Harnden filed a lacking individuals report the identical day of the alleged killing (Dec. 6). Police stated she offered false info in that report.

After studying from different witnesses that Rodgers was final seen with Harnden, investigators made quite a few makes an attempt to speak along with her however she refused to return telephone calls. The report stated police additionally realized the 2 had fought, days earlier than the disappearance as a result of Rodgers informed folks that Sakari implicated her boyfriend in a California homicide case. Investigators consider that is what probably led to Rodger’s homicide.

<em>Marayna Rodgers, 23, was last seen on Dec. 6, according to loved ones.</em> (KLAS)

Marayna Rodgers, 23, was final seen on Dec. 6, in response to family members. (KLAS)

Police had been in a position to find Harnden in Henderson on Dec. 8 and he or she denied ever being in an argument with Rodgers. In keeping with police paperwork, she stated she and Rodgers had a deliberate prostitution date with Comanche, and following that date, Rodgers left in an Uber for an additional date and he or she had not been seen since. Police paperwork state there was no proof to point out an Uber was known as or utilized by Rodgers within the early morning hours of Dec. 6

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Police paperwork present Harnden tried to mislead investigators. Nonetheless, investigators uncovered textual content messages relationship again to Dec. 1, that present Harnden and Comanche plotting the kidnapping and homicide of Rodgers. The report stated police additionally had mobile phone tower proof displaying Harnden, Comanche, and Rodgers had been collectively till 3:35 a.m. on Dec. 6 when Rodgers’ telephone gave the impression to be deactivated.

Photo of Chance Comanche (left) provided by Associated Press. Photo of Sakari Harnden (right) provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Picture of Likelihood Comanche (left) offered by Related Press. Picture of Sakari Harnden (proper) offered by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division

Essentially the most damaging proof although got here from Comanche’s arrest report during which he described Harnden and his roles in kidnapping and killing Rodgers. He additionally offered police with a map of the place her physique could possibly be discovered.

Comanche, who was arrested in California, is because of make an look in a Sacramento courtroom later Tuesday. He’s anticipated to be extradited to Nevada.

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