Crystal Garcia Missing – Update: Body found believed to to be that of missing San Antonio woman.
Crystal Garcia Missing – Body Found – Death – The San Antonio police said Thursday that a body found in a field along York Creek Road in Comal County on Wednesday, 22 October, could be that of 32-year-old Crystal Garcia, a mother of four from San Antonio
According to report Crystal has been on the missing person list since September 17. Garcia’s mother called the police for a welfare check on Saturday when she didn’t come to pick up her twin daughters.
The investigators visited Garcia’s apartment on Wurzbach Road and found the lights on and her car in the parking lot.
Further investigations led them to find blood in the bedroom as well as traces of blood that have been cleaned up in the other areas of the apartment.
A security camera that had been in the kitchen was missing but a camera from the apartment complex showed a man entering her apartment and then later leaving with a heavy-duty garbage bag.
Garcia Ventura reportedly told a family member on Sunday how he “beat his girlfriend to the point that she stopped breathing” before driving off with the body to San Marcos.
Police took Garcia Ventura into custody on Sunday moments before he was to board a bus headed to Mexico City.
Garcia’s cousin, Luis Reta, denied the relationship saying, “Maybe they did talk at one point, but I think she just didn’t want anything to do with him”.
He said “It just it breaks my heart that someone would think of doing this to someone”.
Luis also said that the family is hoping that nothing bad happened to Garcia because “she has four kids that are waiting for her, and they want to see her. They want her home”.
As of Wednesday, Garcia Ventura remained in jail on a $200,000 bond on a charge of tampering with evidence.
The Comal County Sheriff’s Office initially started investigating the case but turned it over to the San Antonio police after determining the woman was killed here.
The body, according to the police, was found after a collaborative search conducted by San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), New Braunfels police, and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.
It was discovered on Wednesday night in a field along York Creek Road near Interstate 35 after a statement from a relative of the suspect narrowed the search.
The Central Texas Autopsy is working to identify the discovered remains, and the process could take several days before they can confirm the victim’s identity.
Missing Crystal Garcia