08-13-2015, 09:52 PM #1
UT - Maria Astorga-Chavez, 32, West Valley City, 6 Aug 2015
Maria Maricela Astorga-Chavez
WVC Police seek assistance in locating missing woman
West Valley City Police investigators are attempting to locate a woman who has been missing since August 6th.
32 year-old Maria Maricela Astorga-Chavez (picture attached) was last seen the evening of August 6, 2015 when she got into a white Ford Expedition with a man known only as "Javier Huerta" (picture also attached). Maria's behavior leading up to her disappearance was out of character and we would like to make sure that she is ok. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of either of these people, please call 801-840-4000."When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."
08-14-2015, 08:45 PM #2Registered User
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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WOMAN? 32-year-old Maria Maricela Astorga-Chavez (pictured below) was last seen the evening of August 6, 2015 when she got into a white Ford Expedition with a man known only as "Javier Huerta" (also pictured). Maria's behavior leading up to her disappearance was out of character and we would like to make sure that she is ok. Please share these pictures and if you have any information, or can help us track down either of these people, please call 801-840-4000 or send us a message here on Facebook.
-Maria is 32 years old, Hispanic, 5’6”, 150lbs with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing light blue jeans and a dark blue tank top.
-"Javier Huerta" is described as Hispanic. He was last seen driving a white Ford Expedition.
08-20-2015, 08:06 PM #3
Missing Utah woman found dead in Colorado; police name suspect in homicide
August 20, 2015
...According to a press release from the West Valley City Police Department, 32-year-old Maria Maricela Astorga-Chavez was found by a Colorado Department of Transportation worker along I-70 in Summit County, Colorado on August 16 around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the body was positively identified as Astorga-Chavez, who was last seen in Utah on August 6.
...Investigators stated they have located a crime scene in West Valley City where they believe Astorga-Chavez died.
NOTE: Javier Huerta (below), the man she was last seen with is now considered a suspect in the homicide.
07-15-2016, 04:29 AM #4
From January 2016:
Maria Maricela Astorga-Chavez, 32, of West Valley, was strangled sometime between Aug. 7 and 9, and her body was left on the side of I-70 in Summit County, Colorado. Francisco Jesus Huerta-Martinez, 34, is charged with murder and aggravated robbery.
Astorga-Chavez was last seen Aug. 6 dropping off her son at her sister's home in Salt Lake County before getting into a vehicle with Martinez. Her body was found inside two blankets wrapped together by an electrical cord.
Police believe Martinez fled to Mexico after the killing.
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