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Missing Grand Prairie man found dead in lake, police say

Alfonso Hernandez, 28, and Weltzin Garcia, 26, were reported missing on Tuesday.
Alfonso Hernandez, 28, and Weltzin Garcia, 26, were reported missing on Tuesday. Courtesy photo

A man who has been missing since Feb. 5 was found dead in White Rock Lake on Sunday morning, according to the Grand Prairie Police Department.

Alfonso Hernandez, 28, and Weltzin Garcia, 26, were reported missing by family members. A day later, Hernandez’s vehicle was found near White Rock Lake in Dallas.

Police have searched the area since the discovery and on Sunday morning, crews with Dallas Fire-Rescue found Hernandez’s body in the water. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, police said.

Officers continue their search for Garcia.

Before the couple went missing, police issued Hernandez an arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting Garcia days before they went missing, police confirmed.

Hernandez and Garcia have two young children who have been in foster care since the disappearance.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.
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