Where Is Veronica Huerta? Woman Missing After Boyfriend Is Murdered

Authorities in Phoenix are looking for 20-year-old Veronica Huerta. The Arizona woman has been missing since Saturday afternoon, when her new boyfriend was allegedly shot dead by 20-year-old Richard Paz Garcia. The details surrounding this disappearance are tragic, and confusing, and police are asking for help in locating the missing woman along with the suspect accused of murder. The Arizona Republic reports that the missing woman is considered to be endangered.

Where is Veronica Huerta? Police in Phoenix believe that she is with Richard Paz Garcia, who is considered to be armed and dangerous. Authorities have recommended that members of the public avoid this man if he is sighted. Please do not approach him, as he is being sought for the violent shooting death of Huerta’s boyfriend.

The violent incident took place on Saturday outside an apartment complex around 12 Street and Indian School. Authorities believe that Veronica Huerta was with her 1-year-old son and her new boyfriend (the victim) outside of the complex when Richard Paz Garcia opened fire on the 20-year-old man. It was after this shooting that Huerta and her son vanished — presumably with the man accused of shooting the unidentified victim.

After a massive manhunt, the 1-year-old son of the missing woman was located. However, authorities have not released information regarding the discovery of the boy — such as where he was located, or the circumstances that surrounded his retrieval. What is known at this time is that Vernoica Huerta is still missing and is believed to be in grave danger.

While authorities continue searching for Veronica Huerta and Richard Paz Garcia, social media is gaining interest on the case. The missing woman’s name is currently trending on Twitter and Facebook, with numerous comments being shared in hopes of locating the duo. Some folks on social media have also come forward claiming to know the people involved in this developing case. Some appear to be friends of Paz Garcia, and are going as far as to encourage him to run and hide from police in Phoenix — even though he is accused of gunning down an innocent man.

I used to go to school with her wtf she was the homegirl

Posted by Johana Marlene Talamantes on Sunday, February 7, 2016

Omg. Richard Paz Hope Your Oky And Go Far Away Homie.

Posted by Gabby Sanchez on Monday, February 8, 2016

Smh Veronica,,, your choosing the wrong steps

Posted by Jose Rodriguez on Monday, February 8, 2016

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Veronica Huerta, or the possible whereabouts of Richard Paz Garcia, you are encouraged to contact authorities with the Phoenix Police Department. ABC News 15 reports that Paz Garcia may be driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus, white, with Arizona plates that read BDB7973. Authorities have also encouraged anyone with information to call the Silent Witness tip-line at (480) WITNESS if you wish to remain anonymous.

[Photo via Phoenix Police Department]