LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - One of the three suspected in the death of a Lufkin man found dead in the back of a pickup has been booked into the Angelina County Jail, following extradition from St. Landry Parish in Louisiana.
Jail records show Kristine Garcia, 25, of Nacogdoches, was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder on Thursday. Her bail has not yet been set.
Garcia is one of three suspects connected to the death of Efren Mora Elizondo, 47. Daniel Andres Muniz, 29, of Winnie, is charged with second-degree tampering with evidence. He was arrested in Chambers County and is awaiting extradition.
Miguel Hernandez-Monsivais, 22, of Lufkin, is wanted on a charge of first-degree murder.
According to a police investigation, Garcia helped Monsivais lure Elizondo to Monsivais' home on Aug. 15, where Monsivais beat Elizondo to death because he thought Elizondo was a "snitch." An affidavit states Monsivais is a drug dealer and wanted to make a statement to the drug community.
Police believe Muniz helped Monsivais get rid of the body by putting it in the back of Elizondo's pickup and torching it in the area of Renfro Drive.
Garcia appeared in court Friday, where John Tunnel was appointed her attorney.
Monsivais is described as Hispanic, six-foot-two, 240 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information concerning his current location 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.