Search continues for missing Grand Prairie woman after man’s body found in lake

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

Search crews again Monday combed the White Rock Lake in Dallas for a missing Grand Prairie woman.

Weltzin Garcia, 26, has been missing since Feb. 5 when she disappeared with Alfonso Hernandez. On Sunday morning the body of Hernandez, 28, was found in the lake.

The lake has been the focus for investigators since Hernandez’s vehicle was found there a day after family reported the couple missing.

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

Texas Child Protective Services placed the couple’s two young children in foster care after their disappearance.

Garcia’s twin sister, Atziry Garcia, told Star-Telegram media partner WFAA she was being reunited with the children.

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Luke Ranker covers the intersection of people and government focused on Fort Worth and Tarrant County. He came to Texas from the plains of Kansas, where he wrote about a lot, including government, crime and courts in Topeka. He survived a single winter in Pennsylvania as a breaking news reporter. He can be reached at 817-390-7747 or lranker@star-telegram.com.

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