Margarita Gonzalez-Almazan

Missing since 2013.

Margarita Gonzalez-Almazan

On 12-01-2013, Margarita Gonzalez-Almazan (47-years-old) was reported missing from her Bluffton residence by family members following a dispute she had with her boyfriend, 40-year-old Osman Galicia-Escobedo. Signs of a struggle were observed in the residence and her mobile telephone was found on the side of the road off of Highway 170 in the vicinity of the Lemon Island Bridge. In addition, Escobedo and Almazan’s vehicles were also missing. Quickly, it was becoming apparent Almazan met with some sort of foul play at the hands of her boyfriend. His last known whereabouts was on the South Side of Savannah, where witnesses confirmed they saw him several hours after Almazan’s disappeared. The same witnesses observed what appeared to be fingernail scratches on the side of Escobedo’s face. Witnesses advised Escobedo was trying to flee the country, as he purchased a ticket at the Savannah Airport to Guatemala. Oddly, Escobedo never showed up for the flight. Several days later, Almazan’s vehicle was located abandoned outside of the Keller Flea Market in Savannah. The location of her vehicle was within a few miles of where witnesses last saw Escobedo. It was processed for forensic evidence, but did not reveal any clues to the whereabouts of Almazan or Escobedo.

Federal authorities were contacted to attempt to locate Escobedo in Guatemala. This attempt met with no success.


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