Police: Body found in Glen Burnie identified as Andres Garcia
GLEN BURNIE, Md – On Monday, September 12, 2016 at approximately 7:42 p.m., Anne Arundel County Northern District Police Officers responded to the 6400 block of Roots Drive in Glen Burnie for a domestic related stabbing. As officers arrived on scene, a ten year old female was discovered in the residence suffering from apparent trauma to her body, she later died. Officers searched the residence and also located a second victim, a thirteen year old male, suffering from apparent trauma to his body. A thorough search of the residence revealed no other victims or suspect(s) inside the residence.
Multiple Anne Arundel County Police resources were utilized around the clock since the murder occurred in an attempt to locate the suspect, Andres Garcia. On Friday, September 16, 2016, a large scale search operation was put in motion to locate Andres Garcia. The Anne Arundel County Police established a command center in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway supported by the Anne Arundel Alarmer’s Association. A large contingent of search teams from around the state and region responded to assist in this endeavor.
At approximately 11:07 a.m. Friday, a search team located a deceased male in a fenced in culvert surrounded by trees and brush. The body was positively identified as Andres Rafael Quintana Garcia, the person wanted for the murder of the ten year old child and the attempted murder of her thirteen year old male. Anne Arundel County Homicide detectives assisted by the Evidence Collection Unit responded to process the scene. Preliminary information indicated Andres Garcia had been deceased for a period of time and evidence at the scene showed he may have taken his own life. The body of Andres Garcia will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
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