Seattle area woman reported missing in February found dead in Mexico cemetery

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A Seattle area female who went missing successful February was recovered dormant successful a cemetery connected nan broadside of a road successful Mexicali, Mexico, constabulary successful Washington authorities said.

A fishy successful nan case, a 61-year-old Renton resident, was arrested by Mexican authorities connected charges unrelated to nan decease of Reyna Hernandez, according to a Facebook statement Monday from nan Renton Police Department.

If it is wished that Hernandez was killed successful nan U.S., authorities would activity to person nan fishy extradited, Renton constabulary said, noting that erstwhile nan mode and clip of decease are confirmed, detectives tin find if a homicide was committed.

Hernandez, 54, was recovered dormant aft nan Renton constabulary were alerted to a Mexicali news article Friday astir an unidentified assemblage astatine a cemetery connected nan Tijuana Highway.

A Seattle area female who went missing successful February was recovered dormant successful a cemetery connected nan broadside of a road successful Mexicali, Mexico, constabulary successful Washington authorities said.54 year-old Reyna Hernandez.Renton Police Department

Investigators contacted Mexican authorities and "were capable to supply capable accusation to place Hernandez," Renton constabulary said.

Her conveyance was besides recovered successful Mexico.

The find was made astir a week aft friends reported Hernandez missing connected Feb. 28 erstwhile she did not return location from moving errands and grounded to unfastened her salon successful Renton Highlands, constabulary said.

Authorities judge she vanished from a location 2 days prior. A friend of Hernandez told constabulary that he past said pinch her connected Feb. 26 and she said she was retired moving errands and was going to a location successful South Renton, according to nan constabulary department's first news release.

Investigators served aggregate hunt warrants and followed up connected dozens of leads. Evidence showed that Hernandez "was taken against her will," constabulary said.

Authorities person released very fewer specifications astir nan case, including really agelong they judge Hernandez was successful Mexico and her relationship to nan suspect. Renton constabulary said they judge it was a "domestic unit crime."

"This is nan worst imaginable outcome, and our hearts spell retired to Reyna’s family and friends," Investigations Commander Chandler Swain said successful a statement.

Swain said they are moving pinch Mexicali constabulary and U.S. national partners to find erstwhile and wherever Hernandez was killed.

Renton is simply a suburb of Seattle located astir 12 miles southeast of downtown.

Minyvonne Burke

Minyvonne Burke is a elder breaking news newsman for NBC News.