BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing his wife and burying her in a shallow grave in South Carolina has been arrested in Alabama.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that deputies arrested Dionicia Nava Abarca at a Bay Minette gas station early Sunday.
Officials said Abarca was charged with the unlawful imprisonment of his 17-year-old nephew after the teen driver told the officer he was being forced to take Abarca to Texas.
Authorities said the body of Abarca’s wife was then discovered Monday in a cornfield near Gaffney, South Carolina.
Abarca was charged with murder in her death.
It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment for him.