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Police say man was killed because he could not pay drug debt

November 14, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a man found dead in a car Nov. 3 was killed because of a $550 drug debt.

Police on Wednesday announced the arrests of 27-year-old Rhadames Marmolejos Jr. and 23-year-old Elijah Ramirez on charges of first- and second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 48-year-old Oscar Garcia.

The Anchorage Daily News reports police on Nov. 3 found Garcia in a car parked in west Anchorage. He had a gunshot wound to his chest.

The car’s owner told police a person had taken the car and not returned it.

The person who borrowed the car told police he drove with Marmolejos and Ramirez to a hotel to search for Garcia.

The witness said Ramirez shot Garcia when he could not settle the drug debt.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com