Cuevas’ mother identified as victim

Anthony 'Antonio' Cuevas Dept. of Corrections photo

PUEBLO– A woman whose body was found inside a suitcase and thrown in a dumpster at a car wash here Thursday has been identified as the suspect’s mother, according to the Pueblo Chieftain.

Maria Agnes Cuevas-Garcia, 58, of Pueblo and believed to be formerly from Monte Vista, has been identified as the victim by the Pueblo County coroner. The Pueblo Police Department confirmed that she is the mother of Anthony Cuevas who was arrested on Friday after initially being sought as a person of interest in the case.

Anthony Cuevas, 36, of Monte Vista and a second unidentified suspect were arrested Friday near the Adolfo’s restaurant on the north side of Pueblo, according to the Chieftain report. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and parole violation while his wife faces a possible charge of criminal impersonation.

Attempts to reach the Monte Vista Police Department about any local involvement in the case have been unsuccessful.

See Tuesday's Valley Courier for more details.

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