Suspect in murder of Ecuadorian immigrant arrested in Georgia

The Angels.- Authorities in Georgia announced the arrest of a man suspected in the murder of a young Ecuadorian immigrant whose body was found in Hall County last June.

The decomposed body of Sarai Llanos Gómez, 19, was found on June 20 in a wooded area of Gwinnett County.

The authorities did not identify the young woman who had recently arrived in the United States until the last week of July.

The young woman’s mother, Gardenia Gómez, had denounced from Ecuador the disappearance of his daughter, who had traveled from Illinois to Georgia attracted by a false job offer as a waitress, she told the Univisión network.

Sgt. Jennifer Richter, a spokeswoman for the Gwinnett Police Department, told WSBTV that Gomez is believed to have been a victim of sex trafficking.

Certainly, sex work and sex trafficking is an ongoing problem. Anyone involved in that line of work, who is being trafficked, we want to try to help those people as much as we can,” she added.

The authorities had revealed the spoken portraits of the victim and of a man who had been caught on a surveillance camera near where the body was found.

Following multiple investigations, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the Gwinnett Police Department arrested 49-year-old Timothy Krueger on Thursday.

Police told local media that Krueger had come into contact with Llanos Gómez to have sex and that he confessed to killing her behind his Duluth-area home on June 16.

Krueger is charged with a felony resulting in death and aggravated assault and remains in Gwinnett Jail without bond.

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Llanos Gómez was the mother of two children and had traveled to the US in search of a better future for her family, according to her mother.