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Illegal immigrant, 25, is charged with murdering Michigan woman, 25, who was found shot dead on the side of a highway after horror carjacking

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Ruby Garcia's body was found with gunshot wounds Friday night following an alleged carjacking in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

An illegal immigrant suspected of murdering a 25-year-old Michigan woman during a carjacking gone wrong is awaiting trial on an open murder charge.

Brandon Ortiz-Vite, 25, allegedly shot and killed Ruby Garcia, whose body was dumped on the side of US Highway 131 in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday night.

Michigan State Police are still conducting an investigation into his death, but believe he may have been the victim of a carjacking around 11:38 p.m. Friday.

Authorities have not released any information about Ortiz-Vite, but have confirmed that he is now in custody.

Ortiz-Vite was booked Sunday and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday, where he faces one count of manslaughter/open murder, carjacking, felony firearm, unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, operating while intoxicated and driving. with a suspended or revoked license. , the records show according to The Midwest.

Ruby Garcia's body was found with gunshot wounds Friday night following an alleged carjacking in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ruby Garcia’s body was found with gunshot wounds Friday night following an alleged carjacking in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Brandon Ortiz-Vite, 25, has been charged with the murder of a 25-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan woman, whose body was found on a highway.

Brandon Ortiz-Vite, 25, has been charged with the murder of a 25-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan woman, whose body was found on a highway.

Brandon Ortiz-Vite, 25, has been charged with the murder of a 25-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan woman, whose body was found on a highway.

Garcia’s family is now helping raise funds for his funeral and has created a GoFundMe page that has raised $14,000.

Ruby’s sister Mavi Garcia paid tribute to her sister, describing her as “an all around great person”.

“She brightened the room with her beautiful smile and laugh,” Garcia wrote on Facebook. She loved to travel, she was dedicated to her work and she enjoyed being with her family in her free time.

‘She was a great daughter, sister, aunt and friend. “She will be remembered as full of life and laughter, those around her would know that she was silly and she made everyone laugh,” Garcia said.

‘His loss has impacted the lives of many people. His life was taken too soon. She deserved to live life, travel the world, have children and follow her dreams.

“He loved to travel…he had a lot of plans to travel this year,” Garcia continued. ‘I feel that her motivation in life was my mother and her nieces and nephews. She definitely was a strong person.’

Garcia's family is now helping raise funds for his funeral and has created a GoFundMe page that has raised $13,000.

Garcia's family is now helping raise funds for his funeral and has created a GoFundMe page that has raised $13,000.

Garcia’s family is now helping raise funds for his funeral and has created a GoFundMe page that has raised $13,000.

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1711456133 350 Illegal immigrant 25 is charged with murdering Michigan woman 25

“She brightened the room with her beautiful smile and laugh,” Sister Mavi wrote of Ruby Garcia, pictured. She loved to travel, she was dedicated to her work and enjoyed being with her family in her free time.

It is unclear what relationship, if any, existed between Ruby and Ortiz-Vite, who is originally from Puebla, Mexico.

“I prefer not to give information about their relationship,” said Mavi GarcĂ­a. “She is currently in custody, that’s all we know so far and she is/was here illegally.”

“I can’t thank you enough for the great help the Garcia family is receiving during these difficult times,” Garcia posted on Facebook. ‘I just want to say take care of your loved ones. Please be closer as a family even when your world is falling. The only ones who will really be there are your family members.

“I hope they tell their siblings and parents that they love them,” he wrote.

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