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Police charge Riverhead man with murder of woman found behind shopping center

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Suffolk Police have charged a 21-year-old Riverhead man with the murder of Mirian Garcia, 29, who was found dead behind a Riverhead shopping center May 7.

Suffolk County homicide detectives arrested Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado Ajcuc, 21, of Riverhead, last night and charged him with second-degree murder, according to a news release issued early Thursday morning by Suffolk Police.

Garcia’s body was discovered early in the morning of Monday, May 7, in a wooded area at the edge of the parking lot behind the Route 58 shopping center where the Department of Motor Vehicles is located, according to police. She was last seen Saturday night at the Sabor Latino Restaurant located in the same center, according to Suffolk County Police Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, chief of the homicide division.

Police have not released details of the manner of death.

Alvarado Ajcuc was held overnight at Riverhead Police headquarters and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Riverhead Justice Court, police said.

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