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Linda Salazar's family speaks out about her death

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DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) -The family of a young Stephens County woman who was killed last week is speaking out about her death, and their search for justice.  


20-year-old Linda Salazar's family reported her missing to Marlow police on Sunday. Her body was found the next day in a shed behind a trailer in a rural area southwest of Marlow.  Her throat had been slashed.  Since then, authorities have been searching for her ex-boyfriend, Balthazar Sanchez Garcia, in connection to the death. Family members said they are trying to come to grips with the tragedy.  


"We would be in the kitchen and we would sing and we would dance, we would talk. I'm going to miss that, I'm going to miss that a lot",said Corp

Linda Salazar's aunt Teresa Corp says she remembers when they would all meet up and cook their favorite foods together. 

"She would always say now you know you are going to make extra cause I got to take some food home and I always made sure I packed her up with left-overs", said Corp.

Corp believes Linda's ex-boyfriend Balthazar Sanchez Garcia, who is a person of interest in the crime, may have something to do with her death. Corp says Salazar told Garcia she was breaking up with him in October, but she had moved to Oklahoma City and married another man in September. 

"I think that Linda probably said you know I'm done, I'm married now, I don't want anymore to do with you", said Corp.

Corp says Garcia and Salazar often argued and Linda said their relationship became abusive, however, in spite of her her family urging her to press charges, she refused. One thing Corp says they did agree on was their 18-month-old daughter.

"Linda was a good mom. We all have our issues but she was a very good mom. She was very attentive with her kid. When he was around us with them he appeared to be a very good father to the baby", said Corp.

Corp says Linda also had plans to provide a better life for her and her daughter. She says Linda had put in her two week notice at her workplace and got accepted into the registered nursing program at The University of Oklahoma.

"After she graduated she got her CNA, then her CMA.  Every time she got her certificate for anything even if it was employee of the month she was just ecstatic because she did that", said Corp.

And, they say even though Linda is gone, they will not stop until they have answers. 

"We are not going to stop looking for him, that Linda was and is our family and that we love her. We will not stop looking for him", said Corp.

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