Arrest made in Ulysses murder

8/24/2009

By RACHAEL GRAY

By RACHAEL GRAY

rgray@gctelegram.com

A male suspect has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 30, 2008, deaths of a Ulysses couple.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation arrested the male Sunday in Grant County. The Grant County Sheriff's Office would not release the name of the suspect this morning. The suspect is believed to be involved in the deaths of Hilda Garcia and Marcos Garcia-Trejo, according to a press release from the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect is in the Grant County Jail awaiting formal charges from the Grant County Attorney's Office and the Kansas Attorney General's Office.

Ashley Anstaett, spokeswoman for the Kansas Attorney General's office, said formal charges are expected to be filed this afternoon. She said no further details would be available until formal charges are filed.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office faxed a jail log to The Telegram this morning with the subject's name and charges whited out so that all it said was that a "male subject" had been arrested. The Grant County Attorney's Office did not return phone calls from The Telegram this morning. Lance Babcock, Grant County sheriff, was not available for comment.

Garcia and Garcia-Trejo were found dead in their trailer home at 2974 W. Oklahoma, Lot 65, in BedRock Mobile Home Park in Ulysses.

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