Suspect in male escort death extradicted to Mesa County

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- A Fruita man indicted in the death of a man working as an escort has been extradited back into Mesa County.

Billy Delacey, 36, was booked into the Mesa County jail this morning. He was arrested on Sept. 28 in Pennsylvania in connection to the death of Luis Alberto Vasquez Oliva in August 2011.

Oliva was working as a male escort at the time of his death and went by the nickname Beto.

Delacey faces four charges: first and second degree murder, possession of sexually exploitive material and theft.

According to the indictment, Beto was found dead in his 29 Road apartment on Aug. 1 of last year. He had been beaten to death.

Delacey became a suspect after investigators found he had been to Oliva’s apartment for a massage and made another appointment for the next day for sex.

Delacey told investigators he didn't know anything about Oliva's death, but according to the indictment, he had downloaded a program called “Evidence Eliminator” hours before being contacted by law enforcement.

It was later found that the computer belonged to Delacey's neighbor.

Delacey then said he was being shipped out with the Army and moved to Pennsylvania, but military officials say he got out of the Army in 2008 and wasn't being deployed anywhere.


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