(Jan. 22) A 22-year-old Missouri man was charged Jan. 21 with first degree murder of 35-year-old Pedro Corzo, whose body was discovered in a rural area near Phoenix, Ariz.

Justin Harrison of Wright City, Mo., faces charges issued through the Superior Maricopa County court in Arizona after he was arrested Jan. 15 in Billings, Mont.

Corzo was found in a shallow grave Jan. 11 after he went missing two days earlier. He was the general manager of the southwest region for Del Monte Fresh Produce Southwest Inc., in Goodyear, Ariz.

Harrison was one of three suspects held in Montana on suspicion of murdering Corzo.

The arrests were made when a highway patrol officer pulled over a vehicle associated with two teenage runaways, finding three firearms in the trunk, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff department.

Their possible involvement in the Arizona murder surfaced while officers talked to one of the boys later, according to The Arizona Republic.

Joshua Aston, 16, and his 15-year-old brother, Nicholas Aston, both from Missouri, have been detained in Montana.

Whether the two Aston brothers face charges is pending, an officer said.

A Montana judge set bond at $500,000 Friday for the teenagers.

Harrison was also charged Jan. 20 with two counts of felony custodial interference on a warrant issued in Arizona’s Maricopa County, said Chagolla.

Phoenix detectives first traveled to Billings Jan. 16 to question the three about the Corzo murder.

The same day the three Missouri males were arrested, Yuselys Corzo, 34, spoke at a news conference urging anyone with information on her husband’s murder to come forward, according to media reports.

“This is a terrible tragedy for my family,” Corzo told reporters. “It’s a terrible tragedy for my children, who will not know their father.”

Yuselys Corzo is pregnant with her second child and has a three-year daughter.

A reward fund has been established for information connected to Pedro Corzo’s murder. Contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at (602) 256-1087 or Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377.