Adult and Minors Arrested in Murder Connection of Missing Teen

Rio Grande City, TX - Multiple arrests have been made in the missing person case out of Rio Grande City.

According a media release "On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Rio Grand City Police Department charged a juvenile with the charge of murder in connection with the disappearance of Chayse Olivarez who went missing on July 30, 2017.

Starr County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested a second juvenile for the charge of tampering with evidence and failure to report a felony.  

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Texas  Rangers arrested Jose Luis Garcia, Jr.of Rio Grande City, Texas for the charge of capital murder in connection with the disappearance of Chayse Olivarez.

The juveniles will be detained at the Starr County Juvenile Detention facility pending further proceedings.

The Starr County Attorney’s office will handle all proceedings involving the juveniles in juvenile court. The Starr County Attorney’s Office may commence proceedings to certify the juveniles as adults for prosecution as adults.

The 229th District Attorney’s Office will direct the prosecution of Jose Luis Garcia Jr. for the charge of capital murder and any related proceedings in district court.  

The investigation continues by the Texas Rangers, Rio Grande City Police Department, Starr County Sheriff’s Department, 229th District Attorney’s Office and the Starr County Special Crimes Unit.  We ask the public to respect the privacy of the victims’ family during this difficult time." 

Earlier this week News Center 23 reported, 17-year-old Chayse Olivarez was last seen on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Olivarez left his home and was on his way to Basilio Villareal Municipal Park. He was reportedly wearing a grey shirt with matching shorts and Under Armour shoes.

*News Center 23 will continue to provide updates on this story.*

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