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Saguache County Sheriff's Office make arrest in murder case

Posted at 6:34 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 19:20:07-05

SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo. — The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man allegedly connected to a murder in Saguache Sunday morning.

The Sheriff's Office with the assistance of Colorado State Patrol troopers arrested Donald Garcia, 45, for a charge of first-degree murder. They found him just after 3:30 a.m. Dec. 8. in an abandoned camper in Saguache.

Deputies responded to a home in the 800 block of Gunnison Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. for a report of an injured man from Salida. The man died from his injuries, though the Sheriff's Office didn't provide information on the nature of what happened.

The Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Robert Turner Jr., 50.

Investigators believe the murder does not have any connection to the human remains case in Conejos County and that it was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information on the murder should contact the Saguache County Sheriff's Office at (719) 655-2544.