Florida man accused of murdering trucker co-driver whose body was found dumped along Indiana interstate

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Source: Arlington Police Department; UNSPLASH

Mar. 17 2022, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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A suspect was apprehended in Texas in connection to the murder of a colleague whose body was found alongside the interstate in Indiana, authorities said.

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Around noon on March 8, a cleanup crew working along I-65 near Brookston discovered the remains of 63-year-old truck driver Aristide Garcia of Los Angeles, according to a police report.

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A coroner determined Garcia’s manner of death was homicide.

An investigation revealed the victim’s employer, a national trucking company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had filed a missing person report on Garcia after his truck was located.

Detectives identified Garcia’s co-driving partner, Miguel Ibarguren, 44, of Miami, a suspect in the case and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, police said.

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On March 15, authorities took Ibarguren into custody in Arlington, Texas.

He faces a murder charge and was expected to be extradited to Indiana.

co driver murder
Source: Arlington Police Department; UNSPLASH

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