A man wanted in connection with the death of Karen Garcia, 21, was arrested in Mexico, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office said, KCRA reported.
Garcia was reported missing on Jan. 9, 2018. Five days later, her car was found in a car park in Woodland, California. Her body was inside.
Police soon identified the father of her child, Salvador Garcia Jr. was deemed a suspect after Colusa Police searched his home and found evidence of a homicide. Garcia was believed to have fled to Mexico.
Early Sunday morning, the Colusa Police Department announced that Garcia had been found by authorities in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was unclear when Garcia was captured, but he has been turned over to authorities in Colusa County, California.
In a Facebook post on Sunday morning, Colusa Police Chief Joshua Fitch thanked the U.S. Marshals and Mexican law enforcement, among other agencies, for helping find Garcia.
“We are very thankful to God for this day,” Karen’s loved ones wrote on Facebook.