KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — UDPATE [Aug. 20, 2018] — 25-year-old Eduardo Garcia has been extradited to the Kaufman County Jail after his apprehension at the Texas-Mexico border late last week.
Garcia is wanted in connection with the death of 35-year-old Anite Abreu of Dallas, Texas, whose body was discovered in Combine in September 2017.
Investigators say Garcia was recently linked to the murder when his DNA was identified through the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS.
Garcia remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.
ORIGINAL [Aug. 17, 2018] — A 25-year-old Dallas man was arrested on a Kaufman County murder warrant while re-entering the United States from Mexico, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced earlier today.
A Kaufman County Sheriff's Office spokesperson confirms the arrest is in connection the discovery of a woman's body in Combine last year.
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, 25-year-old Eduardo Garcia arrived as a pedestrian at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge at the Laredo Port of Entry when CBP officers identified him as a possible match on the outstanding Kaufman County murder warrant.
According to a statement from CBP, Garcia went to the port of entry to turn himself in on the murder charge. He was referred to secondary inspection, fingerprint checked, and confirmed using national law enforcement databases.
Garcia, a U.S. citizen, had a last known address in Dallas, Texas, according to Webb County Jail records where Garcia is being held on a $500,000 bond pending extradition to Kaufman County.
On September 4, 2017, around noon, the body of 35-year-old Anita Abreu of Dallas, Texas, was discovered, wrapped in plastic and concealed, just off the road in the 400 block of FM 1389 in Combine.
Additional details are expected in the case on Monday.
“Our frontline officers have a sworn duty to uphold our border security mission and the processing and identity verification of a man with an outstanding murder charge exemplifies the agency’s to that mission,” stated Laredo Port of Entry Director Alberto Flores.
This is a developing story.