Sherwood Murder Suspect May Have Fled the Country, Police Say

SHERWOOD, Ark. - There's new information in a deadly stabbing that claimed a local woman's life.

Police say the man believed to have murdered his girlfriend inside her Rixie Road home may have left the country. Now they have U.S. Marshals on the trail of Pedro Garcia.

"This is one of the worst crimes you can commit and we want to bring them to justice," says Sgt. Keith Wilson with the Sherwood Police Department.

Earlier this month, officers found the body of Ma Eva Luz Perez, 36. Investigators soon turned their attention to her 42-year-old boyfriend.

"Detectives eventually obtained a homicide warrant for his arrest and we're still looking for him," Sgt. Wilson explains.

And since Garcia is believed to have fled the state and the country, the U.S. Marshals have joined the investigation.

"They can work across the U.S. and they have connections with various countries," adds Sgt. Wilson.

Officials say Garcia has connections in Illiois and Mexico, his home country. They are now tracking down leads.

"He has a 2004 red GMC Canyon," Sgt. Wilson says. However, police believe Garcia got away in a Toyota Camry. "If we can find either one of them, that would help us locate him as well," he says.

U.S. Marshals are answering some calls while Sgt. Wilson answers others, all to bring justice for a victim who was working to raise three children in her Sherwood home.

The woman's killing is the second homicide for Sherwood this year.

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