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  • Santa Fe police have lead in 1952 missing person case

    Detective Robert Garcia on Friday covers the excavation site at 507 Oñate St., where he and crime technicians found small fragments of what appear to be human bones. A spokeswoman for the city police department said the bone fragments could belong to Inez Garcia, who disappeared in 1952. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 10:17 am | Updated: 10:45 am, Tue Apr 1, 2014.

Inez Garcia was a 26-year-old mother of four when she disappeared without a trace more than 60 years ago. Police were baffled. Their main suspect, Garcia’s husband, was arrested multiple times but never went to trial, and the case quietly slipped into history.

Now Santa Fe Police have their first fresh lead in decades after what appear to be human bone fragments were discovered at her husband’s former residence in the 500 block of Oñate Street. Celina Westervelt, a police department spokeswoman, said the bone fragments could belong to Inez Garcia, but investigators won’t be sure until a crime lab in Texas analyzes them, and that could take several months.

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6 comments:

  • al_bedoya posted at 3:09 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    al_bedoya Posts: 23

    I suppose this is better than high speed chases through the city.

     
  • Andrew Lucero posted at 12:51 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 128

    Seeing as they are already looking into cold cases that are decades old, any new info on who killed Father Rivera?

     
  • Andrew Lucero posted at 12:50 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 128

    Heck Russell, there is no point in investigating those crimes...The police already know who committed them...Those burglars have been arrested multiple times already! It's just that our worthless judges keep letting them go.

     
  • Prince Michael Jauregui posted at 11:33 am on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    HRH Prince Michael Posts: 8

    May The True and Living Yahweh, bless the soul of Inez Garcia.

    Be not disturbed, Juan Garcia did not escape true Justice.

     
  • Russell Harman posted at 9:14 am on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    russh Posts: 3

    How about investigating home burglary? And theft from vehicles on Cerrillos Road?

     
  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 4:52 pm on Fri, Mar 28, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 424

    How 'bout solving some of the recent murders?

     

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