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Colorado man accused of rape arrested in Eagle Pass after attempting to cross into Mexico

 

LONGMONT, Co -- Police today named a man already charged in a violent Longmont rape case as the suspect in the disappearance of Rita Gutierrez-Garcia, the mother of three who vanished in March and is presumed dead.

 

Juan Jose Figueroa Jr., 29, was arrested on a warrant in the 2017 case while attempting to cross the border into Mexico nine days after Gutierrez-Garcia disappeared.

Figueroa has not been charged in the Gutierrez-Garcia case, according to Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur. But he already is in custody on a $1 million bond for a case in which he's accused of strangling and raping a woman he met in a bar in downtown Longmont last November.

 

Gutierrez-Garcia, 34, has been missing since March 18. She was celebrating St. Patrick's Day with friends and family at bars in downtown Longmont and was last seen in a city parking lot located behind 3's Bar.

 

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The above article and photos were re-published with permission from the Times-Call in Longmont, Colorado. 

 

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