A Woodbury man was charged with second-degree murder of an 18-year-old Saint Paul woman Friday.
Alberto Palmer,23, is accused with hitting Brittany Clardy in the head multiple times with a hammer, the Star Tribune said.
Palmer said he met Clardy on an online escort site, and met up for sex at his brother's home in Brooklyn Park, the Pioneer Press said. Palmer said they started to "tussle" and he choked her until she was unconscious, then hit her in the head multiple times with a hammer, the Star Tribune said. Palmer said he put the body in the backseat of her car, drove it to an apartment complex and returned back to the house to clean up, the Star Tribune said.
Clardy's mother reported her missing Feb. 12 and on Feb. 21 she was notified that their car had been towed to Columbia Heights lot, the Star Tribune said. St. Paul police found Clardy's body frozen in the backseat of the car covered by blankets, the Star Tribune said. The car had been towed on Feb. 13.
Investigators tracked Palmer from cell phone records, in which they determined he was the last one to contact Clardy's phone, the Star Tribune said.
Police documents show that they found what appeared to be blood soaked through several areas of the carpet at Palmer's brother's house, the Pioneer Press said.
Palmer is also wanted In Georgia on charges of assaulting three women that he met through online escort services, the Star Tribune said.
Clardy's parents said they weren't aware of her working as a prostitute, the Star Tribune said.