Washington Man Accused of Raping Dying High School Student, Texting Semi-Nude Photos of Her

A 19-year-old man was charged Friday with raping and killing a high school student as she overdosed on drugs in Everett, Washington, authorities said. 47.978985
-122.202079 The man allegedly proceeded to rape her, texting pictures of the semi-nude women to his friends and writing, “LOL I think she OD’d, still breathing,” according to the documents. He used the victim’s fingerprint to get access to her phone, and fabricated a SnapChat post on her account to give the impression she’d decided to run away from home. A friend later said the man told him or her that “she died having sex with me,” and took that as a boast, the station reported. He then threw the phone into the woods behind his work. She quickly passed out. The man and the victim were at a party at the Martha Lake Mobile Home Manor on Saturday, and after she snorted a line of Percocet he gave her a “dab” of liquid THC, the station reported, citing court documents. The man admitted to police he stuffed her body in a bin, which police later found in a bedroom in the mobile home. Snohomish County prosecutors filed charges of second-degree rape, first-degree manslaughter and controlled-substance-homicide against Brian Roberto Varela. Once the victim was dead, the man saw a Facebook post from the victim’s mother saying she was missing that asked people for help finding her. Police said Varela failed to help an 18-year-old Mariner High School student as she overdosed on drugs, and instead raped her as she was dying and put her body in a bin that he intended to bury, according to KTLA sister station KCPQ in Seattle.