A suspect was identified and arrested in connection with the killing of a pregnant woman who went missing in California almost two years ago, authorities announced.
On Oct. 11, law enforcement officials charged 28-year-old convicted felon Angel Martine McIntire, of Beaumont, with two counts of first-degree murder, as well as two special-circumstances allegations for allegedly taking more than one life in the commission of a single crime, KESQ reported.
McIntire was arrested four days earlier for the suspected killing of Diana Perez Gonzalez, 27, and her unborn baby.
Gonzalez, the mother of a then six-month child, was reported missing on Dec. 22, 2020 — one week after she was last seen alive.
She was eight weeks pregnant and living in San Jacinto at the time of her disappearance.
Investigators eventually suspected foul play and identified McIntire as a suspect in the case, sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Baeza said.
According to Redlands Daily Facts, the suspect and alleged victim had dated before she disappeared.
Officials have not released further details about the case, including why they suspect McIntire of murder. Gonzalez’s body has not been located and the search is ongoing.
McIntire pleaded not guilty to all charges against him, and he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Centerin Riverside without bail.
He has record that reportedly includes convictions on domestic violence and weapons charges.
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