UPDATE: The El Paso police department has now released the booking photos of the two men who were arrested in connection to the death of a 28-year-old man.

Michael and Daniel Leyva were booked into jail for their alleged roles related to the death of Manuel Sanchez Jr.
Michael Leyva is facing a capital murder charge and Daniel Leyva is facing a charge of tampering with the evidence.

According to the El Paso FBI, the victim Manuel Sanchez was reported missing earlier this month.
Almost a week later a burnt vehicle was discovered in a desert near fort bliss with human remains inside. The victim was identified as Sanchez.

Michael’s bond has been set at a million dollars while Daniel’s was set at 500-thousand dollars.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – An 18-year-old El Paso man has been arrested and charged due to his alleged involvement in the murder of Manuel Sanchez Jr.

A multi-agency investigation involving the EPPD, the U.S. Army CID, and FBI El Paso has announced 18-year-old Michael Leyva has been arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in the homicide of Manuel Sanchez Jr. On Sep. 4, Sanchez failed to return home, having his family file a missing person’s report with EPPD. On Sep. 9, human remains were found inside a burnt vehicle in the desert near Fort Bliss.

On Sep. 14, Michael Levya was taken into custody and turned over to the El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit for an outstanding state warrant on an aggravated robbery charge. After Army CID confirmed the remains in the vehicle to be Manuel Sanchez Jr., Levya was formally charged by EPPD CAP for Capital Murder along with Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence.

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