The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of Esmeralda Pargas, who went missing in Houston in August 2016.
The suspect is Sabrina Olarosa Garcia, 41, of Houston. She was arrested at her home in Houston Tuesday, according to Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.
Pargas, 42, was last seen on Aug. 2, 2016. Four weeks later, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a vacant lot on CR 3556 outside of Plum Grove where skeletal remains were recovered.
DNA testing later confirmed the identity of the remains as belonging to Pargas.
Garcia is in the Liberty County Jail, being held on the murder charge. Bond has not been set at this time.
DeFoor said this is an ongoing investigation. As of 3:15 p.m., a mug shot of the suspect was not available.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the arrest by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force for the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
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By Vanesa Brashier, firstname.lastname@example.org