EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) —
The man accused of the murder of Erika Andrea Gaytan in July 2019 had his bond reduced in court on July 28.
Ricardo Marquez was arrested in December 2019 on suspicion he murdered Gaytan and taken into custody under a $1 million bond.
At the request of Marquez’s defense attorney, a judge agreed to lower Marquez’s bond to $250,000. At the time of writing, jail records indicate Marquez remains in custody and has not posted bond.
El Paso police said they believe Marquez killed Gaytan killed her inside his east El Paso home and used his relative’s Jeep to move her body.
Gaytan was last seen the evening of Saturday, July 13, 2019, or the early morning of Sunday, July 14, 2019, after attending the “El Reencuentro Norteno” concert at the El Paso County Coliseum.
Her body was not found, according to police. They believe Gaytan was murdered based on forensic and other evidence gathered over the course of their investigation.
Marquez was allegedly the last person to be seen with Gaytan, according to his arrest affidavit.