Rita Gutierrez-Garcia


Gutierrez-Garcia, circa 2018

  • Missing Since 03/18/2018
  • Missing From Longmont, Colorado
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Age 34 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female.

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.

Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 20, 2022; case resolved.