The police in the Texas town of Eagle Pass, next to the Mexican border, reported on Tuesday the discovery of a body that may correspond to Evelyn Guardado, a 24-year-old prison guard who disappeared a week ago.
"We have received the sad and tragic news that the body of Evelyn Guardado has been located. Our condolences to the Guardado family during this difficult time. May God rest her soul," Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas said in a statement. , according to Noticias Telemundo in San Antonio (Texas).
Gladys Guardado, Evelyn's sister, published this afternoon on the social network Facebook a photo of the family with the word "bold" and an emoticon of a crying face.
She also shared information from local media with the review of the discovery of the body.
Evelyn GuardadoEagle Pass Police
The police reported the arrest of a man, identified as Jesús Vázquez, who had previously been arrested in connection with his disappearance, accused in principle of having used Guardado's vehicle without authorization, according to the aforementioned station.
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Guardado was last seen on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 leaving her workplace at the Eagle Pass Detention Center.
According to her family, the woman was often transported between Piedras Negras (Mexico) and Eagle Pass due to her work, according to Noticias Telemundo in Fresno.
According to Carlos Chávez, Guardado's brother, the last communication they had was after she left work and left a friend at home.
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"My sister's car stayed at a home for 24 hours. It disappeared and was found in another location a few miles later," Chavez said. The family's efforts have focused on a specific location and who moved the car.
The family asked for help from area residents to allow them to view the videos captured by security cameras.