Missing mom-of-two’s body is found in a lake two months after her abusive boyfriend was found dead in another lake 16 miles away
Weltzin Garcia, 26, was found by a kayaker in Mountain Creek Lake in Texas on Wednesday, two moths after she vanished along with her domestic partner Alfonso Hernandez
The remains of 28-year-old Hernandez were found 16 miles away in White Rock Lake on February 17
The pair vanished on February 5. Hernandez who had been ordered to seek anger management treatment had a warrant out for his arrest on domestic violence charges against his partner in January.
Their two children, aged three and six, have been handed over to Garcia’s twin sister
A primary autopsy showed no signs of trauma, Garcia’s body was found last week although investigators only announced her identity on Monday afternoon
A body found in a Dallas lake has been identified as a mother-of-two who disappeared almost two months ago, after she filed charges for assault against her boyfriend.
Weltzin Garcia, 26, who vanished on February 5, was found by a kayaker on Mountain Creek Lake in Texas, near to her hometown of Grand Prairie on March 3
The remains of her partner Alfonso Hernandez, 28, were found at a different lake 16 miles away on February 17. The pair had vanished on February 5, a week after Garcia pressed charges against him for assault.
Two days later a passerby discovered his body floating in the lake, but there was no trace of his partner.
An arrest warrant was out for Hernandez in January for domestic violence charges against Garcia, whose twin sister, Atziry Garcia Mireles, told NBC that Hernandez had some suicide thoughts, shortly after his body was fished out of White Rock Lake on Feb 17, with her sisters phone on him.
Authorities discovered his Honda Accord near White Rock Lake, northeast of Dallas, after pinging Garcia’s phone, FOX4 reported.
Garcia’s phone was found in Hernandez’s pocket, while his own phone was found in his car, reported NBCDFW.
Although a full autopsy has yet to confirm his cause of death, a primary inspection revealed no signs of trauma.
Garcia’s partner Alfonso Hernandez, seen here in photos with her, was found floating on White Rock Lake, northeast of Dallas on Feb 17. Their cause of death has not been revealed by investigators
The remains of mother-of-two Weltzin Garcia who went missing on Feb 5, was found on by Kayakers on Mountain Creek Lake [photo], in Dallas, on April 3
Garcia’s body was found in Mountain Creek Lake – 16 miles away – last week although investigators only announced her identity on Monday afternoon.
The couple’s two children, aged three and six, have been handed over to Garcia’s twin sister, Atziry Mireles.
Mireles told the Dallas Morning News in February her sister had moved into their cousin’s house after a series of disputes with Hernandez.
On the morning of February 5, Mireles said, Hernandez sent a goodbye message to his family and her sister, but could not be found.
Authorities in Dallas area were alerted to the missing couple when Hernandez’s abandoned car was discovered at White Rock Lake. He already had a history of domestic violence against his partner
Family members said Friday that Garcia and Hernandez had relationship issues and that Hernandez had sought treatment for anger management. Mireles said that he recently threatened to take his own life after a fight with Garcia.
Garcia’s mother, Vania Mireles, posted on Facebook thanking people for their prayers for her daughter. She is ‘in a better world,’ Vania wrote in Spanish.
The Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit will investigate the death of Garcia.
Mark Beseda, a Grand Prairie police spokesman, said: ‘Once they [Dallas Police Department] complete their investigation, we will close ours as well.’
In a Facebook post on March 17, weeks before her sister’s body was found, Mireles said she doesn’t think Hernandez was responsible for her disappearance. ‘They were working things out,’ she said.