Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Gardener1850, Oct 17, 2019.
bless these folks, so hurt and still willing to think about forgiving.
Human remains found believed to be her along Arkansas River. Praying for closure for this family.
Bag of human remains found along Arkansas River
By Lindsey Grewe |
Posted: Tue 12:04 PM, Mar 10, 2020 |
Updated: Tue 4:21 PM, Mar 10, 2020
PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A homicide investigation is underway along the Arkansas River after a park ranger found a trash bag full of human remains Tuesday morning.
Police tell 11 News reporter Kasia Kerridge the ranger saw a "suspicious" bag along the river near the 200 block of Howard Avenue and peeked inside. He immediately called law enforcement when he saw what the bag's contents were.
A spokesperson with the Pueblo Police Department stresses it's still very early in the investigation, but that the remains could be those of Maria Cuevas-Garcia, who was murdered and stuffed in a suitcase last year. At the time she was found last October, Cuevas-Garcia's head, hands and feet were missing.
Police can confirm the remains belong to an adult, and may have been in the bag for weeks or months.
"I wouldn’t say it was hidden but there’s weeds around it. It’s a pretty steep embankment so I mean, you could be walking right by it and not even see it," said Sergeant Franklyn Ortega of PPD about the bag.
The scene was cleared as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. This article will be updated.
Cuevas faces preliminary hearing in early January
Posted Nov 15, 2019
PUEBLO– A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 3 for the Monte Vista man suspected of killing his mother and dismembering her body according to the Pueblo Chieftain.
In Friday’s edition, the Chieftain said Anthony Cuevas, 36, is set to be in court for the hearing in early January with the proceedings expected to last approximately two hours. The article notes that with the arrest affidavit on Cuevas currently sealed, the hearing is expected to reveal more about what happened in the case and what led officers to arrest Cuevas.
Prosecutors will present evidence before the court and a judge will decide if there is enough evidence to move forward with a trial.
According to the Chieftain, a Colorado Springs based attorney has been appointed to represent Cuevas after the head of the Pueblo County public defender’s office, Alby Singleton, filed a motion to withdraw as Cuevas’ appointed attorney due to a conflict of interest.
The Chieftain report indicated that Cuevas-Garcia’s head, hands and feet still haven’t been found and that Cuevas has been uncooperative in the investigation.
Remains found near river match Pueblo murder victim
The human remains found in a trash bag near the Arkansas River Tuesday are those of Maria “Mary” Cuevas-Garcia, whose body was dismembered, put in a suitcase and thrown into a dumpster at a car wash in Pueblo’s South Side — allegedly by her son after her death in October.
Anthony Cuevas, 36, of Monte Vista, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.
A judge has sealed the case file against Cuevas, who is set to appear in court on April 3.