Watch CBS News

Body Found At Mountain Creek Lake Is That Of Missing Grand Prairie Woman

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - On Wednesday Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to Mountain Creek Lake after a body was discovered in the water. Today that body was identified as missing Grand Prairie mother Weltzin Garcia.

A kayaker found the body and called 911. The official identification was done by the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Weltzin Garcia
Photo of missing mother Weltzin Garcia. (credit: Garcia Family)

It was on February 5 when Garcia and her estranged boyfriend, Alfonso Hernandez, both vanished.  Hernandez was found dead days later in White Rock Lake. The 28-year-old man's car was found abandoned near White Rock Lake hours after the couple was reported missing. A dive team recovered his body from the lake on February 16.

Police had issued an arrest warrant for Hernandez, for a domestic violence, just before the two went missing.

Alfonso Hernandez
Alfonso Hernandez (Grand Prairie PD)

Family members had suspected Garcia was the victim of a murder-suicide, but on Friday her twin sister, Atziry, told CBS 11 News she believed her sister was still alive.

"People go missing every day and girls go missing every day and they don't know where they are," Atziry Garcia said.  "Maybe my sister is one of those girls."

The family was notified before investigators announced that the body found at Mountain Creek Lake was Garcia's.

Garcia and Hernandez have two children together.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.