Murder warrant issued for ex-boyfriend of a Dallas mother who years ago disappeared

Dallas police said Faustino Valdez killed Marisol Espinosa, who was reported missing a year ago. (Fox 4 Dallas)

Dallas police were looking Saturday for a man they say killed his ex-girlfriend and then dumped her body under a bridge.

Fox 4 Dallas reports that Marisol Espinosa, a hairdresser and mother of three children, disappeared one year ago. Her body was found in southeast Dallas in March.

Her ex-boyfriend Faustino Valdez, 35, is now wanted for her murder.

The police obtained a warrant for Valdez’s arrest on Thursday, a year to the day of the 34-year-old Espinosa has disappeared, the station reported.

Espinosa, the family of defendants Valdez may have fled to Mexico. His family says that he disappeared Jan. 4.

The police said Valdez was the last person to see Espinosa.

He told Fox 4 on new year’s day — three days after the disappearance — that he did not know what happened to her.

The day of the interview, her abandoned SUV was found by a cousin, with her bag in.

“She left the house fine,” Valdez told the station. “They came ready as they always do. She took a shower, got ready, put her clothes on and do her make-up on. She kissed me goodbye and told me that she wanted to leave.”

Valdez also said that the drive that a lot of things went through his head. “I just don’t know what to think now,” he said.

Valdez told the police Espinosa for the work. Friends said she never showed up.

In March, two people who are searching a wooded area for stray dogs found her partially clothed body.

Espinosa and Valdez had two children together during a off-and-on relationship for the last six years, the Dallas Morning News reported. Espinosa was also the mother of a third child. Her mother was given custody of the children.

After a fire damaged her house, she started to live with Valdez again. Her family believes Valdez started the fire, the paper reported.

Espinosa went with Valdez with her children, her mother and her uncle.

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