Mexico - The couple wanted for allegedly killing eight-year-old Edgar Casian and disposing of his body has been arrested by US Marshals in Mexico. They are now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Araceli isn't Edgar's biological mother.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that the couple's five other children, from separate relationships, have been rescued. They are now back in the United States and in protective custody.
The US Marshal's Office said it was late 2020 when two girls, Casian-Garcia's biological daughters were found abandoned at a Tijuana gas station. Both of them showed signs of extreme abuse.
Officials questioned where their brother, Edgar Jr. was.
It was June 2021 when KAPP KVEW first learned about the missing person investigation. Officials discovered that Casian Junior hadn't been seen in months, since September 2020.
The US Marshalls Office said Casian-Garcia (34) and Medina (38) were likely abusing the sisters and exploiting them for sex trafficking.
Officials believe the couple fled for Mexico in June 2021 with their infant son and Medina's four children.
Then, in February 2022, hikers found human remains in a rural stretch of Benton County. Dental records confirmed they belonged to Edgar Jr.
At the time, a nationwide extraditable murder warrant was issued for Edgar Casian-Garcia and his girlfriend Araceli Medina.
In early 2023, the couple was listed to the 15 Most Wanted Status. They each face an aggravated first degree murder charge, four counts of first degree child rape, and three counts of first degree child assault.
It was the first time a couple had been upgraded to the 15 Most Wanted List.
The date of the couple's extradition back to Washington is unknown.
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