AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police on Monday found a body next door to the home of a missing woman.
Bertha Garcia, 23, vanished from the 1900 block of Paris Street early Sunday morning. Police thought she may have been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, German Medina, 32.
Police have not confirmed that the body was that of Garcia or the gender.
According to police, Medina went to his brother’s house and asked to borrow his brother’s car and a gun.
“The brother lent Medina his car but did not give him a gun. Around this same time, Garcia was with a friend in the 1900 block of Paris Street,” police said in a statement.
Police said at about 12:15 a.m. Garcia walked her friend out to his car and the friend drove away.
“As the friend was leaving he saw a Hispanic male approach Garcia as she was walking back towards her house. A short time later, Garcia was reported as missing and has not been seen since,” police said.
Police are still searching for Medina. He was last seen wearing a black leather coat. He is 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, and a thin beard. He was driving a black 1997 Lexus two-door with Colorado license plate 339-WDJ.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Medina or the car or has more information is asked to call Detective Tom Sobieski at (303) 739-6710 or 911. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.