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September 20, 2018

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Police: Woman strangled man, 73, tried to dissolve his body with acid

Late in January, a woman admittedly strangled a man with a T-shirt, wrapped his body in a blanket and trash bags and then ditched it in the closet of an east valley mobile home.

Keara Green then allegedly left the body to decay, at one point buying acid to try to dissolve it, according to Metro Police.

And despite the stench, Green, her two children and a roommate continued to live in the residence in the 3000 block of Cabana Drive, near East Vegas Valley Drive, through March 8 when a private investigator went looking for the victim, who hadn’t been heard of for weeks.

The investigator, according to Green’s arrest affidavit, detected the foul odor and called police. The victim was reportedly identified as Ghasem Aliaskari, 73.

Green, a 29-year-old who also uses the name Keran, on Aug. 7 was arrested on a murder count, jail logs show.

On Jan. 23, Aliaskari’s daughter summoned officers for a welfare check on her father after receiving suspicious phone calls the day before, according to the affidavit.

Officers arriving at the mobile home met with Green, who told them the man had left the state and wasn’t expected back until the following month, police said.

Thousands of calls and messages from Aliaskari’s family went unanswered, police said.

Once, a woman had answered saying the caller had the wrong number, police said. And the day after the family filed a missing person’s report, in early March, a text message was returned: “U can come over at one, r u 420 friendly?”

This was followed by a texted photo of a young woman in a bathtub Aliaskari's son recognized as being at his father’s house, police said.

That’s when the family contracted the investigator.

At the home, police interviewed a roommate of Aliaskari who’d told them that she’d complained about a “sour” smell, but that Green, who’d been staying in the man’s room, told her it originated from “bad food.”

Green’s two children, who knew Aliaskari as “grandpa,” had also been living in the home, police said.

After Green’s arrest, she told detectives that she and the victim had been dating and got into an altercation late in January. She said she strangled him with a shirt until he fell in a bathtub and died.

At some point, she bought pool acid to try to dissolve the body, police said. Green “stayed in the mobile home until the end of February and even tried to rent rooms … while the body was decaying in the closet,” police wrote in the affidavit.