Suspect Arrested in Vehicle Murder Case

Julio Angel Garcia-Puente, 50, was located in the Otay neighborhood of Tijuana by the Baja California Police Department. They informed the San Diego Police Department that Garcia-Puente voluntarily returned to the United States.

San Diego investigators met Garcia-Puente at the San Ysidro port of entry on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 12:05 a.m. They booked him into the San Diego County Jail on the suspicion of murder; he is being held without bail.

The registered vehicle owner, whose car was found in the parking lot on Oct. 29 next to the UCSD baseball field, was identified as a 38-year-old Carlsbad resident. The name of the registered vehicle owner has not yet been released. The identity of the body is pending DNA comparison.

Readers can contact Regina Ip at [email protected]. 

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