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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

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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