A Fontana man has been formally charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, a young San Diego mother found buried on his property, the San Bernardino District Attorney announced.
Alejandra Carrion Gutierrez, of San Diego, was found buried on the property Friday evening after she was reported missing by her family.
Cesar Rosales, 40, was arrested and on Wednesday was charged with her murder. Family members said the two had been dating for two years.
Gutierrez, 27, left her San Ysidro apartment at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 30 to meet her boyfriend at his house in Fontana, just west of San Bernardino, her family said Thursday.
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On Jan. 10, Gutierrez’s beige Mini Cooper was found at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and Laurel Ave. in Fontana. However, she was nowhere to be found.
Family members reported her missing on January 2, according to the Fontana Police Department.
"We don’t know where she is at,” said cousin Elvia Toris. “She's never done something like this before. She’s never left her kids and not given a phone call. That’s why we are very, very worried.”
Late Thursday, Fontana police discovered a body buried on the property of an acquaintance on Reseda Avenue in Fontana.
Officers say a cadaver dog uncovered the body body during a search of Rosales' property.
Initially, Fontana Police reported the body was that of the missing woman but they later recanted that information, saying investigators have yet to retrieve the body and do a positive identification.
When interviewed by investigators, Rosales admitted to the homicide and burying the body in his yard, police said.
Anyone with information can contact the Fontana Police Dispatch at (909) 350-7700.
Gutierrez leaves behind two young children. Her family has established a GoFundMe account to help her kids as they move in with Gutierrez's family in Tijuana.