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Pueblo Coroner's office released ID of woman found slain in Pueblo dumpster

Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 07:30:59-04

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Coroner's office is identifying the woman found dead in a suitcase in a dumpster at a Pueblo car wash on Thursday.

The Coroner says the deceased woman is 58-year old Maria Agnes Cuevas-Garcia.

While her identity is being released, details about how she died are currently unavailable pending the completion of the woman's autopsy.

Pueblo Police arrested 36-year old Anthony "Antonio" Cuevas and his 36-year old wife Melanie Cuevas last Friday afternoon.

Anthony Cuevas was arrested for first degree murder and a parole violation. He waived his right to his advisement hearing earlier today, so he did not appear in court.

His first court appearance is scheduled for this Wednesday.

Melanie Cuevas was arrested on a warrant for criminal impersonation. There could be additional charges in the future. Officers are not currently looking for any other suspects.

The Cuevas' were taken into custody near Adolfo's Restaurant, along with a second suspect on the north side of Pueblo.


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