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San Antonio man facing murder charges after allegedly confessing to killing woman

SAN ANTONIO – A man who allegedly confessed to relations that he killed a woman was charged with murder Tuesday after a physique present in Comal County was recognized as a lacking San Antonio mom, in accordance to Bexar County Jail data.

On Tuesday, a health worker at Central Texas Autopsy in Lockhart positively recognized the stays of Crystal Garcia, 32, and mentioned her dying was a murder.

That led police to upgrading the charges towards Francisco Javier Garcia Ventura, data confirmed.

Garcia’s physique was discovered final week inside a plastic toolbox in an space between town of New Braunfels and San Marcos close to I-35 and York Creek Road throughout a search performed by SAPD, New Braunfels police and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.

Garcia Ventura, was arrested on Sept. 18 at a bus station within the 7900 block of Interstate 35 Access Road and was initially charged with suspicion of tampering with proof in reference to Garcia’s disappearance.

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His household known as the police after taking Garcia Ventura to the bus cease, in accordance to the affidavit. They informed police that Garcia Ventura “confessed to them of beating (Garcia) to the point that she stopped breathing” earlier than taking her physique to San Marcos. Garcia Ventura then requested them for a experience to the bus.

Police secured a search warrant for his condominium and located blood spatter on the bed room wall and on “a security camera that was affixed to a kitchen wall that has been ripped off,” in accordance to the affidavit.

Investigators then examined the condominium with a chemical designed to “reveal blood stains that have been washed out, wiped off, or are invisible to the naked eye,” in accordance to the affidavit. That take a look at confirmed “a heavy presence of human blood” all through the condominium.

Officers had been additionally ready to review CCTV surveillance, which confirmed Garcia Ventura leaving the condominium close to the time of Garcia’s disappearance with a heavy-duty rubbish bag, in accordance to the affidavit.

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Garcia Ventura didn’t cooperate with investigators when he was taken into custody and requested for an lawyer.

Jail data confirmed Garcia Ventura’s bail was raised to $350,000.

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