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“We Want to Find Her Body:” The Disappearance and Death of Erika Gaytan

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Miriam Adame
Erika Gaytan
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Erika Gaytan
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Erika Gaytan and her son Fabian at his 6th birthday party on July 6, 2018.
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Erika Gaytan and her son, Fabian.
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Erika Gaytan and her son, Fabian.

EL PASO, Texas -- The date between Erika Gaytan and Ricardo Marquez to a concert ended with Gaytan not returning home. Her family immediately believed something terrible happened to the 29-year-old woman. Her mother said there was no way she would abandon her 7-year-old son. Continuous searches throughout El Paso – including in the sprawling desert east of the city – did not yield her remains. Despite her body not being found and a cause of death unknown, police arrested Marquez and charged him with her murder. Could the 28-year-old’s behavior leading up to and after Gaytan’s disappearance be enough to convince a jury he is a killer?

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