DENVER (CBS4) – A man has been formally charged after a woman’s body was found in an industrial area over the weekend.

Araceli Esparza-Miranda was found strangled in a car in the area of 47th Avenue and Kingston Street about 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Jose Vallejo-Cano (credit: Denver Police)

Jose Vallejo-Cano (credit: Denver Police)

According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Esparza-Miranda’s ex-boyfriend, Jose Vallejo-Cano, 25, has been charged with first-degree murder after deliberation.

(credit: CBS4)

(credit: CBS4)

Esparza-Miranda, 23, from Denver, had a restraining order against Vallejo-Cano after a domestic violence incident a few weeks ago.

Vallejo-Cano was arrested after being found hiding near the scene. He remains in custody and his next court date hasn’t been set.

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