ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Christopher Blattner is charged with killing man, then dumping his body in 2007. Now he's linked to the recent disappearance of an Albuquerque woman, according to prosecutors.
Blattner, 32, is charged for murdering George Orozco, 36, in September 2007. Blattner told investigators he bought heroin from Orozco but said the man ripped him off.
Blattner, known to use aliases including Blatiner, is accused of shooting Orozco, then dumping his body near the Route 66 Casino.
Blattner was charged with murder in 2008, but the case was dropped because a potential witness in the case needed to be adjudicated, according the a spokesperson of the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office. Blattner was released while the case was pending.
The charge was re-filed last month, and police issued a warrant for Blattner's arrest. On Wednesday, Blattner barricaded himself for nine hours inside his home near Mountain Road NE and San Mateo Boulevard. Police arrested Blattner, after he fired his gun at officers.
Blattner appeared in court on Friday, where prosecutors made a chilling statement.
"(Blattner) is also a suspect now in a recent missing-persons case related to the same fraud and embezzlement," a prosecutors said in court. "We're talking tens of thousands of dollars."
The Albuquerque Police Department isn't saying who is missing.
However sources told KRQE News 13 Blatiner isn't keeping it secret, bragging that he killed a woman. News 13 has learned Blattner befriended an Albuquerque woman in her 60s who lived alone near Eubank Boulevard NE and Indian School Road.
Neighbors said Blattner told them he was her nephew and that he would visit frequently. Neighbors said he stopped coming around two weeks ago, the same time the woman vanished.
Blattner's relatives said he was stealing money from the woman.
Because of the new allegations, prosecutors wanted to set Blattner's bond at $5 million. The judge instead set it at $100,000.
Even behind bars, Blattner is causing trouble and is accused of assaulted a guard at the Metropolitan Detention Center as he was getting booked into jail. He faces a new battery on a peace officer charge for that attack.