Boyfriend of woman missing for a year has been charged: Matthew Louis Mercado Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

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Matthew Louis Mercado is a New York man who has been charged with killing his on-again, off-again girlfriend whose body has not yet been found, the Hudson Valley Post reports.

Prosecutors charged 37-year-old Matthew Louis Mercado with the murder of 36-year-old Jessica Lopez, who has been missing for nearly a year.

 

Lopez, the substitute teacher, was last seen at a motel in Orange County in November 2019.

 

“Jessica Lopez was a remarkable young woman and her loss is seriously felt by her family, friends and many of her former students,” Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler told the newspaper.

 

Investigators suspect that Mercado killed Lopez while trying to leave the motel, stole $ 1,500 using his debit card, and then got rid of his body. His car was found abandoned in the parking lot of a movie theater in Newburgh.

 

Hoovler told WCBS-TV that Lopez’s body was not sure to be saved. Investigators searched multiple woodlands in search of him last year.

 

“This case will be based on a lot of video evidence, a lot of timeline evidence and a lot of evidence of the absence of evidence,” Hoovler told WCBS-TV.

 

Such evidence contains no indication that Lopez was using his cell phone and social media accounts.

 

One of the charges alleges that Mercado retrieved Lopez’s body from his hotel room, put him in his car’s truck, took him to an unknown place, and took steps to conceal the body. According to the newspaper, prosecutors also claim that Mercado deleted text messages and disposed of Lopez’s mobile phone.

 

New Windsor Police Department Chief Robert Doss told the newspaper that his agency is determined to find justice for Lopez and his family.

 

“We will never forget the family of Jessica Lopez, who have been without her in their lives for over a year,” Doss told Post. Her mother, father, and brother live in the constant pain of her loss. When I say that we are with them and that we will continue to fight for Jessica every day until justice is achieved in this case, I speak on behalf of every law enforcement officer working on this investigation. Our hearts go to his family and we will continue to pray for them. I hope the news of this indictment will at least start the process of closure to Jessica’s family and anyone who knows her. “