CA - Karen Garcia Romero, 21, Colusa, 8 Jan 2018 *ARREST*


Apr 13, 2017
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Maybe he killed himself.

Maybe but doubtful as he is a coward and a narcissist. He's probably sitting somewhere thinking how could this be happening to him. He's obviously a monstrous *advertiser censored* to not care what he's done to his daughters life let alone Karen's family. Only a narcissistic monster could stick around and help tag cars and soak up the support of the community all while knowing he's the sicko responsible for it all. He must be evil to have done this while the family was grieving such another horrible loss. I hope the family keeps that baby close by 24/7 cuz I wouldn't put it past his deranged mind to try to get to her. In his mind it's all about him.


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Jan 21, 2014
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Police offer $10k reward to track down man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend just days after her younger sister died in a car crash
Police are offering a $10,000 reward to track down a man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend just days after her younger sister was killed in a fiery car crash.

Salvador Garcia Jr, 22, is suspected of killing Karen Garcia after her body was found dumped in a car in a Marshall's parking lot in Woodland, California in January.

Garcia Jr has been on the run from police since January 13.

His 21-year-old ex-girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child, had been reported missing four days earlier.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward to track down Garcia Jr over the murder of his ex-girlfriend Karen. They are pictured above in 2015


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Jul 24, 2017
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LE is still trying to locate the suspect in this article from January 7, 2019:

Killer of Karen Garcia remains at large – Daily Democrat

The Yolo County Coroner’s Office later determined Karen died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Colusa police say she was likely killed on the day she vanished.

Salvador Garcia Jr., Karen’s ex-boyfriend and father to their toddler, is the primary suspect. A search of his apartment and vehicle turned up blood evidence.

Police say the 22-year-old dad allegedly stole a black 2011 Toyota Sienna van in Williams to skip town around the time they started closing in on him in January. The van was discovered in Mexico near Tijuana in October.


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Sep 26, 2014
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"The suspected killer of a Colusa woman whose body was found in a CVS parking lot has been captured, law enforcement officials reported Sunday.

Salvador Garcia Jr., who had been on the run since January 2018, was taken into custody in Guadalajara, Mexico, by U.S. marshals and has been booked into the Colusa County Jail.

Garcia is suspected of killing Karen Garcia Romero, 21, on Jan. 8, 2018, in the Colusa apartment where the couple had been raising their 2-year-old daughter."

Arrest in killing of Colusa woman found dead outside CVS

"Inside Granzella’s deli Sunday in Williams, where Karen Garcia worked for five years as a cashier and server, there was a sense of relief after the “Wanted” posters came down. “After over a year we've been waiting,” said Daniel Jenkins, general manager of Granzella’s. “So we feel ecstatic for the family, justice for Karen.”...

“I was happy,” said Vanessa Velasquez, a co-worker of Karen Garcia. “Goose bumps, all over. I'm thankful that her family is resting now in peace. She's resting in peace,” Velasquez said."
‘It’s a bittersweet day’: Community responds to Colusa County murder suspect's arrest


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Sep 18, 2013
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The man accused of killing Williams native Karen Garcia in Jan. 2018 will appear in a Colusa Superior courtroom today (Wednesday) for an arraignment hearing.
Last month, Garcia-Vaca appeared before Colusa Superior Court Judge Jeffery A. Thompson in shackles and a bullet proof vest for a preliminary hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to move forward with a trial for the murder charge.

Arraignment hearing scheduled for suspected murderer


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May 1, 2020
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This was a horrible crime, some of her family had been killed in a car accident days before she was murdered. If convicted I hope he gets
the death penalty


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May 31, 2016
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With her killer now behind bars, a look back at the Karen Garcia murder​

Almost three years after 21-year-old Karen Garcia went missing, her killer was sentenced to 25 years behind bars.
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