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.