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Man Killed Woman Who Was Reported Missing, Moved Her Body Into The Woods: Cops

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Source: Leon County Detention Center; Tallahassee polie; Unsplash

Apr. 8 2022, Published 7:46 p.m. ET

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A man has been arrested and accused of killing an elderly woman who was reported missing earlier this week, police said.

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On April 8, police in Tallahassee, Florida, announced the arrest of Martin Barrett, 59. He was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Cecilia Lopez-Quessada.

Lopez-Quessada was reported missing on April 5, according to Tallahassee police. She was last seen on April 3.

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Authorities investigated and found probable cause to arrest Barrett, according to police.

Investigators said Barrett killed Lopez-Quessada and then moved her body to a wooded area in Florida. Lopez-Quessada and Barrett knew each other, police said.

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Police have been mum on many details of the case, including a possible motive and how the missing woman died.

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The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at (850) 891-4200.

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Source: Leon County Detention Center; Tallahassee polie; Unsplash
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