Suspect accused of killing Erika Gaytan appears in court


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The man suspected of killing El Paso woman, Erika Andrea Gaytan, appeared in the 409th District Court Monday, ahead of his scheduled jury trial on Sept. 10.

As previously reported, 28-year-old Ricardo Marquez is facing murder charges in connection to the suspected death of Erika Andrea Gaytan, who went missing after a concert at the El Paso County Coliseum on July 13, 2019.

Marquez is currently being held at the El Paso Detention Facility on a $250,000 bond.

According to an affidavit, Gaytan attended a concert with Marquez and never returned. After the concert, the couple allegedly drove to Marquez’s residence, where they allegedly argued. According to Marquez, Gaytan then used a ride-share app and left his residence. However, there is no evidence of such activity on Gaytan’s phone records.

The victim has not been seen or heard from since, nor has she communicated with her 7-year-old son. Her family continues to search for her body in the area near Montana Vista, where Marquez’s vehicle was allegedly spotted on surveillance footage the day after her disappearance.

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