Three people were ordered jailed without bail Tuesday in the death of a Lakewood teenager whose body was cut into pieces before being dumped in a Tacoma ravine, where it was discovered last week.
Charges against Wallace Jackson, Darrel Daves and Crystal Jackson are expected to be filed Thursday.
Jackson, 48, and Daves, 49, are being investigated for first-degree murder. Crystal Jackson, 30, is suspected of providing aid to the men after they allegedly killed Jesus Isidor-Mendoza, 19.
The Jacksons are not related.
The three were arrested over the weekend and made a first appearance in Superior Court on Tuesday.
Isidor-Mendoza was reported missing by his mother in October after he left for a class at Pierce College and never returned.
Pierce County prosecutors said Tuesday in a news release that on the day he was killed Isidor-Mendoza went to meet Jackson and Daves at a detached garage the men were known to live in.
For reasons not yet disclosed, the older men raped Isidor-Mendoza, drowned him in a bucket of water and then cut up his body for disposal, the release states.
Wallace Jackson and Crystal Jackson later threw the body, which had been sealed in plastic bags bundled into a nylon bag, into a ravine where it was discovered Feb. 9, the release states.
Prosecutors said case might be tied to the illegal drug trade.
Wallace Jackson and Daves have criminal histories that include convictions for drug-related offenses, court records show.