SAN ANTONIO — Police in Eagle Pass say they have likely found the remains of a missing 24-year-old woman last seen several days ago.
Evelyn Guardado was reported missing to Eagle Pass authorities on Feb. 1, a day after she went missing.
“I know it’s desperation time, but we would prefer for them to contact the police department so we can be jointly working,” Eagle Pass Police Chief Federico Garza told KENS 5 about the delayed report.
The remains were found in the northern part of Maverick County, in the town of Quemado, by law enforcement searching for Guardado. The rural region is close to where Guardado reportedly worked as a detention officer at a private prison.
Eagle Pass police say the body is “most likely” that of Guardado, citing some specific identifiers. But the local medical examiner still has to confirm the identity of the remains. Garza said the body that was found had visible wounds.
“We’ve been looking everywhere in the city and the county, ever since the day they told us she was missing," he added.
Police now say a coworker of Guardado, Jesus Vasquez, has been charged with her murder, after he was caught and arrested in Medina County after the remains were found.
"We don't know the exact relationship that he had with her," Garza said. "There are a lot of rumors, so many things we need to narrow down."
According to officials, Guardado left work and dropped off a friend on Jan. 31, and that was the last time anyone heard from her.
Her car was later found at an apartment complex.
If you have any information on this case, you're urged to contact the Eagle Pass Police Department at (830)773-9044 ext. 2053.
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