Three arrested in connection with 2017 stabbing, decapitation
June 12, 2019 05:22 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Police Department homicide detectives have made three arrests in the gruesome stabbing and decapitation of a woman.
39-year-old Audra Willis was found stabbed to death and decapitated in an arroyo in Four Hills in December 2017.
30-year-old Eric Emerson, 31-year-old Andrew Garcia and 33-year-old Damaris Marquez have all been arrested.
Garcia faces an open count of murder. Emerson and Marquez both were booked for tampering with evidence.
“This has been a long and arduous investigation, but the lead detective was persistent and never gave up,” APD Deputy Chief Art Gonzalez said. “Every victim matters. We want justice for Audra Willis.”
Willis was from the Navajo Community of To'Hajiilee.
APD homicide detectives solved a gruesome 2017 murder in which 39-year-old Audra Willis was stabbed to death and found decapitated in an arroyo in Four Hills.— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) June 12, 2019
Detectives arrested Andrew Garcia, Eric Emerson and Damaris Marquez for the murder. pic.twitter.com/wRgMoBA9vF
Updated: June 12, 2019 05:22 PM
Created: June 12, 2019 08:54 AM
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