Parts of Maria Agnes Cuevas-Garcia's body, stuffed inside a suitcase and thrown in a dumpster by a car wash, made one person do a double take. They were unsure if they were seeing a body or a Halloween decoration.
“This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened,” Essex Police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said as the investigation into the deaths unfolds.
“The search did not turn up any new evidence supporting any theories around the recent disappearance of Adrienne [Quintal]," the Benzie County Sheriff's Office said after searching the area where the 47-year-old had been staying before her disappearance.
Authorities plan to charge 39-year-old Patrick Stallworth and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Brown, with capital murder and kidnapping after the young girl was abducted from a birthday party in Birmingham.