Police: 2 suspects in dead body in truck case now in cust - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Police: 2 suspects in dead body in truck case now in custody

Kristine Garcia (Source: Angelina County Jail) Kristine Garcia (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Miguel Monsivais (Source: Angelina County Jail) Miguel Monsivais (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Daniel Muniz (Source: Angelina County Jail) Daniel Muniz (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Lufkin police say two of the three suspects connected to the death of a Lufkin man found in a burning pickup truck Wednesday morning are now in custody.

Police spokesman JB Smith said Chambers County Sheriff's Offices in Anahauac, Texas notified LPD that they arrested Daniel Andres Muniz, 29, of Winnie. St Landry Parish Sheriff's Department in Louisiana notified authorities they had arrested Kristine Maldonado Garcia, 25 of Lufkin.

Saturday,Smith said detectives obtained three arrest warrants, two of which are for first-degree murder. 

Although the results of lab testing are needed to confirm the identity of the victim and cause of death, the detectives believe the vehicle owner, Efren Mora Elizondo, 47, of Lufkin, as the victim.

The murder suspects are Kristine Maldonado Garcia, 25, of Lufkin, and Miguel Hernandez Monsivais, 22, of Lufkin. Daniel Andres Muniz, 29, of Winnie, is suspected of second-degree tampering with evidence.

Smith said the investigation revealed that Elizondo's death occurred prior to and at a location other than that of the vehicle fire and that his body was placed in the bed of his truck and the truck was driven to the area of Renfro Drive and Valley Avenue, where it was burned.

Detectives determined that Garcia was in Nacogdoches County Friday and deputies there attempted to arrest her Friday night. But Garcia fled the scene and is now believed to be somewhere in Louisiana, Smith said.

Police do not know the whereabouts of Monsivais.

Anyone with information concerning the current location of the suspects can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or by submitting an anonymous tip at www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com. Crime Stoppers Tipsters never have to give their name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of any of these wanted persons.

Garcia is white, 5-foot-6, 148 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Monsivais is Hispanic, six-foot-two, 240 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Muniz is Hispanic, 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Copyright 2013 KTRE. All rights reserved.
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Father accused of killing baby after losing video game

    Father accused of killing baby after losing video game

    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:15 AM EST2018-02-25 10:15:48 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:15 AM EST2018-02-25 10:15:48 GMT
    The 5-month-old died two days after she was taken to the hospital suffering cardiac arrest and bleeding from the brain and eyes. (Source: Chester County District Attorney’s Office/KYW/CNN)The 5-month-old died two days after she was taken to the hospital suffering cardiac arrest and bleeding from the brain and eyes. (Source: Chester County District Attorney’s Office/KYW/CNN)

    The 5-month-old died two days after she was taken to the hospital suffering cardiac arrest and bleeding from the brain and eyes.

    More >>

    The 5-month-old died two days after she was taken to the hospital suffering cardiac arrest and bleeding from the brain and eyes.

    More >>
  • 5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-02-25 21:20:33 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    More >>
  • 'The Simpsons' predicted US curling win 8 years ago

    'The Simpsons' predicted US curling win 8 years ago

    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:54 AM EST2018-02-25 11:54:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 7:38 AM EST2018-02-25 12:38:05 GMT

    The curling upset has also been compared to the “Miracle on Ice” performed by the U.S. men’s ice hockey team in 1980’s Winter Games.

    More >>

    The curling upset has also been compared to the “Miracle on Ice” performed by the U.S. men’s ice hockey team in 1980’s Winter Games.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly