WITNESS ID’S SUSPECT
In January 2012, Spence and Edmond Police Sgt. Damon Minter went to the sheriff’s department in Louisiana, which had jurisdiction over the apartment there, the affidavit stated.
During a series of interviews, the detectives learned that on Nov. 30, 2012, the males were drinking alcohol outside between the Oklahoma City rent houses, the affidavit said.
The next morning, a witness said he walked back to one of the rent houses and found that Leopoldo was not there, but his cell phone was plugged into a charger, the affidavit stated.
The males told the witness Leopoldo had left the night before, but never returned, the affidavit stated. The witness said on the morning of Dec. 1, 2012, he saw what appeared to be blood stains on the side of Edgardo’s foot — he was just wearing sandals, the affidavit stated.
When the witness rode in van with the men to get coffee, he saw what he believed was blood on cushions inside the van, the affidavit stated. It appeared as if the interior had been rearranged, the affidavit stated.
After the men dropped him off at the rent houses, the three of them never returned, leaving all their belongings, the affidavit stated.
On Feb. 1, 2013, federal immigration agents in Florida contacted a man who gave the name Angel Garcia, Spence stated. The witness positively identified him as Miguel Santamaria Garcia, Spence stated.
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