Car of interest in Vancouver woman’s murder found

Lilia Cosco-Ortiz, 37, was found dead in a blueberry field on October 4

Victor Melcher Villalba is a person of interest in the death of Lilia Cosco-Ortiz and is likely driving this Toyota Tacoma (Undated photo, released October 4, 2016)
Victor Melcher Villalba is a person of interest in the death of Lilia Cosco-Ortiz and is likely driving this Toyota Tacoma (Undated photo, released October 4, 2016)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A vehicle of interest in the murder of a Vancouver woman found dead in a blueberry field has been found.

Lilia Cosco-Ortiz, 37, was found dead on October 4 after she went to the coast and did not return.

The Yamhill County Major Crimes team found a white 2003 Toyota Tacoma parked and unattended near 170th and Merlo Road in Beaverton on October 11.

Person of interest Victor Melcher Villalba, aka Victor Bello Rojas, was last seen driving the car but he has not been found.

Yamhill County DA Brad Berry told KOIN 6 News Cosco-Ortiz was in a relationship with Villalba.

Anyone with information that may help this investigation is asked to call 503.424.7506 and anyone who comes into contact with Villalba should call 911.