Details of Disappearance
Gutierrez-Garcia disappeared from Longmont, Colorado on March 18, 2018; she never returned from a night out celebrating St. Patrick's Day with her loved ones. In June 2021, a suspect, Juan Jose Figueroa Jr., was indicted for murder and kidnapping in her case, but her body was not found.
In May 2022, authorities announced Figueroa would plead guilty in the murder case (he is already serving 93 years to life in prison in a separate case of sexual assault and attempted murder) and that Gutierrez-Garcia's remains have been recovered and identified. Her remains were east of Longmont, in Weld County.