Murray police locate murder suspect wanted out of Arizona, family expresses gratitude, relief
The family became concerned when those living near Rosas and Carley reported that they had not seen Carley for some time. Carley's family went to the apartment to search for some sign of her, Moreno said, before police located the body.
Gomez said she doesn't think her sister lived to see her 49th birthday on July 3.
Moreno said Rosas' criminal history was "extensive" and included some felonies, but nothing that would point to the potential of alleged murder.
Moreno and Gomez both thanked Utah's law enforcement officers and public for their efforts in tracking Rosas down.
Gomez said her family felt a "tremendous amount of relief" when they heard the news, even though she still doesn't know how her sister died or why her life was taken.
"It's anybody guess why these people do these things," she said. "Is it drugs? Is it mental illness? Is it a rage? Who knows?"
It is her hope that Rosas will confess and plead guilty before the case could go to trial. In the meantime, she said she is focusing on pictures of her sister that capture her life and vitality as she tries to remember her joy and fearlessness.
"Obviously she was an open, giving, trusting person," Gomez said. "She was a fun-loving person. Always a smile, always a story."
Contributing: Roger Cary and Emiley Morgan
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