Thomas Burchard (Fox News)

Thomas Burchard (Fox News)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Warrants for two additional suspects were issued Friday in connection with the murder of a California psychiatrist, according to Las Vegas court records.

Jon Kennison Logan and Diana Nicole Pena had arrest warrants issued on April 5 in connection with the killing of 71-year-old Thomas Burchard. Both face charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder with a deadly weapon.

Kelsey Turner

Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a man whose body was found in a trunk near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Kelsey Turner, 26, was arrested March 21 in Stockton, Calif. and was awaiting extradition to Las Vegas.

Burchard of Salinas, Calif. was found dead in a desert area near Lake Mead on March 7. Burchard died from a blunt force injury to the head, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

His death was ruled a homicide.

According to an arrest report, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called to a suspicious vehicle near Lake Mead at about 9:30 a.m. on March 7.

Burchard's body was found in the trunk of the vehicle.

The arrest report said Burchard's longtime girlfriend, Judy Earp, reported Burchard missing in early March. Burchard told his girlfriend he had to take care of a few things in Las Vegas and the girlfriend said Burchard flew to Las Vegas to visit Turner on March 1.

"As more time was going by and he didn't make any contact with anybody, [I knew] something bad had really happened," Earp said over the phone on Monday. 

Earp said she started getting texts that didn't sound like Burchard, according to the report. The girlfriend told police she believed Turner and Turner's boyfriend may have killed Burchard.

Earp said Burchard paid Turner's rent in Salinas, California. Turner lived there with her mother and two kids. When Burchard stopped paying the rent, she got evicted and moved to Las Vegas. 

In the arrest report, detectives said they found a white and blue towel inside Turner's house. It matched a towel inside her car. Inside the house investigators found a bedroom door, broken in two pieces with blood on it. 

Detectives said it looked like someone had tried to clean it up. 

Burchard paid the rent for Turner's valley home on March 1, the same day he got into town. Earp said he spent about $300,000 on the 25 year old in just under two years. 

"He was very generous. Obviously too generous." 

Turner wasn't the only person Burchard helped. 

"Usually it was financially with rent or food or medicine," said Earp. 

She said the bow tie loving doctor had a soft spot. Especially for Turner. 

"She had this sad story that he'd be homeless with her children on the street." 

Now Earp said she doesn't know how to move forward.

"My whole worlds been turned upside down." 

It was unclear if Pena or Logan are in police custody, either in Las Vegas or elsewhere.

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