Garden City PD Make Arrest in Teen's Killing

By: AP
By: AP

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Police have made an arrest in the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Garden City trash bin last week.

Police said today that 17-year-old Joaquin Deanda of Garden City was arrested yesterday and is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, rape, sodomy and obstruction.

The arrest is related to the disappearance and death of 16-year-old Julia Quintana of Deerfield. She went missing Dec. 13 and police found her body inside a trash bin Tuesday after receiving a tip.

Police say an autopsy showed that Quintana died due to suffocation and also sustained a broken neck.

Funeral services for Quintana are scheduled for Monday afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Deerfield.


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