Nationwide manhunt underway for missing woman’s ex-boyfriend

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AURORA, Colo. — Police have launched a nationwide manhunt for German Medina Tuesday, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of a woman early Sunday.

A FOX31 Denver reporter alerted police Monday to a body that neighbors found underneath bushes next door to where the woman, 23-year-old Bertha Garcia lives in the 1900 block of Paris St.

Police have not released the identity of the body, but family members believe it is Garcia.

Police say she may have been kidnapped by Medina, her ex-boyfriend.

“We do not have a warrant for his arrest at this time,” says Aurora Police spokesman Officer. Frank Fania. “We are asking for help from the public in locating Medina and the car he was last seen in.  Medina is not a legal US Citizen and he still has family in Mexico.”

According to police, Medina, 32, went to his brother’s house early Sunday to borrow a gun and a car. Medina’s brother, whose name has not been released, lent Medina his car but did not give him a gun.

The car is described as a black, 1997 Lexus, two-door, with Colorado license plate 339-WDJ. Medina is described as 5’08” and he weighs 140 lbs.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and a thin beard. He may have had a black leather coat.

Garcia was last seen by an unidentified friend around 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Paris St.

According to the friend, she had walked him to his car. As he was driving away, he saw a Hispanic man matching Medina’s description approach Garcia as she walked back to her house.

She was reported missing a short time later.

Medina is described as 5’08” and weighs 140 lbs.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and a thin beard. 

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this car or German Medina or who has any information on this case is asked to call Detective Tom Sobieski at (303) 739-6710 or 911. 

You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).  You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.





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