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Young Texas Mom Shot And Dumped In Trash

Andres Rios Ramirez was caught and has confessed to the brutal crime.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The body of a young woman thrown away in the garbage has lead to a murder charge. 

Authorities in Texas received a report on March 20 that someone had spotted a body in a dumpster in Tom Green County. Upon investigation, the body was identified as 24-year-old Camille Garcia, as a police release stated. After asking the public for information in help in the incident, authorities have arrested a man named Andres Rios Ramirez, who has confessed to the murder.

An autopsy was initially performed at the South Plains Forensic Pathology in Lubbock, Texas and the cause of death for Garcia, who was described as a "young mother," was found to be a single gunshot wound. Authorities came upon Ramirez as a person of interest on Wednesday, as a police release reports. He was spotted on the Southside of San Angelo in a car. Authorities conducted a traffic stop, knowing the suspect did not have a valid driver license.  During the stop, an officer named Deputy Heirs found a loaded pistol in the vehicle.  


Ramirez was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where he was questioned lead Tom Green County Investigators Andrew Alwine and Corey Speck. During the exchange, Ramirez confessed to the murder of Garcia. That same day, authorities searched the suspect's home. Evidence was seized that was able to establish that the murder had indeed occurred at the home.

Ramirez has been charged with murder. His mugshot is seen below.

Online jail records show that he was booked on March 21. His bond is $250,000.

"Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones expressed his gratitude for the public’s response to his request for information on the victim along with the valuable assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the San Angelo Police Department in bringing this tragic case to a conclusion in such a quick and efficient manner," authorities shared in the press release.

It's unclear what the relationship between Garcia and the 30-year-old Ramirez is. Garcia had "been living in the San Angelo area without any specific address," according to the police release.

[Tom Green County Sheriff's Office]

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