Colorado woman missing since 2018 被发现死了, suspected killer discussed her murder with cellmate: 检察官

Longmont Department of Public Safety and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office announced that preliminary results from a DNA analysis confirmed that the body of Rita Gutierrez had been recovered.

在四月 28, authorities searched an area in Weld County where human remains were discovered. Following an autopsy, DNA samples were collected for analysis and comparison. The results were confirmed Thursday.

Garcia was last seen at around 2:30 上午. 在三月 18, 2018 near a Longmont bar in the downtown area. Her suspected killer, Juan Figueroa Jr., 33, was indicted in June 2021 on charges of kidnapping and first-degree murder, Fox Denver 已报告.

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The body of Rita Gutierrez-Garcia was found last month and confirm to be her four years after she was last seen near a Colorado bar, 官员星期四说.

The body of Rita Gutierrez-Garcia was found last month and confirm to be her four years after she was last seen near a Colorado bar, 官员星期四说. (Longmont Department of Public Safety)

The case moved forward as ano-body homicideprosecution, 当局说. Figueroa was already serving a sentence of 93 years to life in prison for an unrelated sexual assault when he was charged with the Garcia killing.

The indictment said he told a cellmate that killed and strangled her and disposed of her body before returning to his sister’s home. It said Figueroa told the cellmate that Garcia called him aweirdo,” causing him to punch her and knock her unconscious, 新闻媒体报道.

Wiretaps recorded him saying he buried the body and that the only way anyone would find her wasif police inserted a probe into his brain.

His next court date is June 3 for a dispositional hearing for a guilty plea and sentencing.

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