Twice-Deported Honduran Illegal Alien Faces Murder Charges After Discovery of Badly Burned Body and Decomposed Remains in Nashville

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A twice-deported Honduran illegal immigrant is facing charges related to two separate murders, as authorities discovered a badly burned body and decomposed remains in a wooded area in Nashville.

Kevin Joel Castro-Garcia, 31, has been charged with the shooting death of 37-year-old Elmer Nahum Miranda-Martinez, whose charred remains were found in the trunk of a vehicle in a Nashville wooded area.

Nashville police have also charged Castro-Garcia with a second murder and abuse of a corpse, as decomposed remains belonging to Brandon Rivas-Noriega were discovered in the trunk of a Ford Focus in a nearby wooded area.

As reported by Fox News, Kevin Castro-Garcia had been deported twice, first in 2010 and then again in 2018.

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From Fox News:

A Honduran national, who was previously deported twice from the U.S., was charged with two separate murders last week in Nashville after authorities say they found a “badly burned” body inside a torched car and a decomposing body in the trunk of a different car.

Kevin Castro-Garcia, 31, was charged in the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Elmer Nahum Miranda-Martinez, whose body was found Sept. 27 in a car that had been set on fire in a wooded area on Franklin Limestone Road, Nashville Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

Detectives believe Miranda-Martinez was shot and killed before his body was stuffed into the trunk. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, police said.

On Friday, police announced Castro-Garcia was also being charged with a second murder and abuse of a corpse after the decomposing body of 26-year-old Brandon Rivas-Noriega, of Nashville, was found in the trunk of a different car off Rural Hill Road.

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