TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department arrested a man Thursday after the body of a missing woman was found in a wooded area.
Cecilia Lopez-Quessada, 74, was first reported missing on April 5 and after an investigation, police found probable cause to arrest 59-year-old Martin Barrett for killing the woman and moving her body to a wooded area off Tower Road.
Quessada was last seen in the 3000 block of McCord Boulevard on April 3. The location from where she was last seen to where she was found is about five miles.
TPD said that the victim and Barrett were known to each other. Barrett has been charged with second-degree murder.
This remains an open and active investigation, according to police.