“Arizona Man Arrested for Murder of Nebraska Teen Found Burned in Fire Pit”

By | July 8, 2023



Authorities in Arizona have made an arrest in connection with the murder of a teenager from Nebraska. 18-year-old Parker League went missing while visiting Arizona and his body was later discovered burned in a fire pit. Anthonie Ruinard, 37, was arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for League’s murder. League’s body was found on the same day he was supposed to return to Nebraska, and investigators determined that he had been stabbed multiple times, with his hands and head cut off. The nature of his death was described as “malicious” and was swiftly investigated as a homicide.

Surveillance footage from a club League had visited and a gas station in the area helped investigators piece together the events of that night. League’s family also played a crucial role in the investigation, as they informed police that his debit and credit cards were still being used in Arizona. The surveillance video showed that Ruinard, who had met League at the club, was using League’s cards.

The last sighting of League alive was at a gas station parking lot with Ruinard, where they were seen purchasing items together before leaving in a Dodge Challenger. More than 12 hours later, Ruinard attempted to use League’s credit cards again but was denied. League was reported missing by his family on June 14.

During the investigation, deputies found drugs and about 2 pounds of cocaine at Ruinard’s home, as well as blood in the Challenger. As a result, Ruinard was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, possession of narcotic drugs, theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, and other related charges. His bond has been set at $2 million.

The arrest of Ruinard brings some closure to the tragic case of Parker League’s murder. The swift action by authorities and the cooperation of League’s family were crucial in bringing the suspect to justice..