Suspect's girlfriend arrested in connection to backyard coffin c - Fox 2 News Headlines

Suspect's girlfriend arrested in connection to backyard coffin case

Posted: Updated:
Elise Andrea Garcia Elise Andrea Garcia
PHOENIX -

Police arrested a second suspect in a homicide case where a man and a woman's remains were found buried in a Phoenix backyard. 

Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson says 22-year-old Elise Andrea Garcia was arrested on Monday because detectives believe she helped her boyfriend, 42-year-old Alan Matthew Champagne, allegedly kill and bury two people.

Thompson didn't say what evidence they have linking Garcia to the crimes.

Champagne is accused of killing 32-year-old Philmon Tapaha and 26-year-old Brandi Nicole Hoffner.

Landscapers found the bodies on March 5 while working for the new owners of a home where Champagne's mother had lived. Officers found the bodies in a makeshift coffin buried in a shallow grave.

Investigators believe Champagne killed Tapaha and Hoffner after having a fight at an apartment in 2011.

Garcia was booked into jail and charged with first degree murder and unlawful disposal of human remains.

Follow this story:

 

 

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices