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Man arrested for murder of woman reported missing

Posted at 1:05 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 02:05:42-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man suspected of murdering a woman who had been reported missing recently was arrested Tuesday.

46-year-old Jose Guadalupe De Luna Jr. was booked in the Nueces County Jail on Tuesday for the murder of Vanessa Pecina.

His bond is set at $400,000.

Pecina's body was found last Wednesday in a ditch on County Road 20 and County Road 63 near Petronila.

The Corpus Christi Police Department issued a missing persons alert for Pecina on August 30. She was last seen getting into a red vehicle on Queen Drive on August 27.