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Missing California woman whose sister was killed in wrong-way crash found dead in car, ex-boyfriend sought by policee

January 17, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Missing California woman whose sister was killed in wrong-way crash found dead in car, ex-boyfriend  sought by policee

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The remains of a missing California woman — whose sister was killed in an unrelated crash one week prior — was discovered in a vehicle, authorities revealed on Sunday, as they hunted for her ex-boyfriend who is believed to be responsible for her death.

The body of 21-year-old Karen Garcia was recovered in her car parked in a lot outside a Marshalls store on Sunday.

She was reported missing on January 9th, two days after her 19-year-old sister Jessica was killed in a wrong-way collision. Four other victims, all 25 years old and younger, were also dead.

Garcia left her house to go shopping. She texted her family on January 8th to inform them that she was in Roseville and was going to Vacaville, but she never came home.

Police officials said the woman’s ex-boyfriend, Salvador Garcia Jr., was identified a suspect in the 21-year-old’s murder after detectives discovered “evidence of a homicide” inside her apartment, according to the Colusa Police Department.

Garcia Jr. told the Sacramento Bee last week that he and his ex-girlfriend have known each other since they were eight years old. They were together for nine years before they broke up this year and have a 2-year-old daughter together.

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