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Christopher Maldonado arrested in case Texas mother Angela Mitchell was found dead in the trunk of her own car


A man was arrested last week in connection with the death of a Texas mother of four who was found dead in the trunk of her car last month, authorities said.

Christopher Maldonado has been charged with tampering with/fabricating physical evidence with intent to harm (human corpse) in connection with the death of 24-year-old Angela Leean Mitchell, according to Texas City Police.

Texas City Police and U.S. Marshals made the arrest during a traffic stop Friday.

Maldonado was the last person Mitchell was known to be with before her disappearance, according to a missing persons flyer created by her relatives.

Mitchell’s decomposing body was found in the trunk of his white Honda sedan in Texas City on May 11 after police received a report of a foul odor.

Police did not reveal the alleged cause of his death, but cited the case as a “suspicious death investigation”. The Galveston County Medical Examiner is performing an autopsy.

Police have not released Angela Leean Mitchell’s cause of death.
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Mitchell’s mother reported her missing on May 6, after she failed to make it home to Dickinson the night before.

Her mother slammed local police for not searching her daughter’s car sooner after friends and family found the vehicle the same day they reported her missing, according to ABC 13.

“I met police in his vehicle here in Texas City after filing a missing person report and begged them,” Georgia Mitchell told the local news station.

“I begged them to please search my daughter’s car. ‘Please search my daughter’s car. Please investigate this”. I begged. I begged the police and they just sent me away.

Maldonado is being held in Galveston County Jail on $200,000 bond.

The Texas mother leaves behind two sons aged 7 and 7 months and two daughters aged 9 and 3.

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