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Cruz, 24, was arrested Sunday and faces numerous charges allegedly related to the girl’s death.
Patricia’s family initially thought she had run away from home. Her mother told local NBC affiliate KGET that Patricia made a “makeshift person” in her bed by stuffing pajamas under the cover, but she had never tried to run away before.
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Bakersfield Police told @23ABCNews this is one of the worst cases they have ever seen.
BPD has booked an Inglewood man for murder and sexual assault charges in the missing case of a 13-year-old girl from Bakersfield. pic.twitter.com/NWDL0b7TCa
— Danielle Kernkamp (@D_Kernkamp) July 6, 2020
Immediately after locating and questioning Cruz, Bakersfield police booked him and charged him with murder, holding him without bail in the Kern County Jail, the Californian reported.
According to Kern County records, Cruz faces charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping to commit robbery/rape, contacting a minor to commit a sexual offense, rape by force/fear, mutilating remains, concealing evidence and more.
Police have not released information on whether Patricia’s remains had been found, according to the Californian.
Cruz had a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Heavy was unable to immediately find defense attorney information, and Bakersfield and Inglewood police had not responded to requests for comment as of Tuesday.