Body of missing woman found, man arrested

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The search for a missing 27-year-old woman has come to a tragic end after four days of investigating.

26-year-old Joseph Steven Carrizales and 27-year-old Myriam Camarillo

Authorities were searching for Myriam Camarillo at a home located at the 100 block of Pierre Street on Saturday morning at around 2 a.m.

During that time, Laredo Police, SWAT, and the U.S. Marshals blocked off the area while they continued with their investigation.

Shortly after, the Webb County Medical Examiner and her staff were called to the scene.

The body was positively identified as Myriam Camarillo.

Law enforcement found out that a man identified as Joseph Steven Carrizales, 26, had allegedly been with Camarillo at the home prior to her death.

Carrizales was eventually found and placed under arrest for tampering with evidence.

He was taken to the county jail where he is being held.

The body of Camarillo was turned over to the Webb County Medical Examiner to perform an autopsy.

The case remains under investigation.

Laredo Police Department Chief of Police Claudio Trevino Jr. released a statement saying, "On behalf of the Laredo Police Department, I want to extend my sincerest condolences to Myriam's family and friends. I want to thank the community of Laredo for their overwhelming support in aiding in our investigation which still continues."

Camarillo's family and friends are inviting the community to a candlelight vigil Monday at 8 p.m. at the pond near the Sames Auto Arena.