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Tallahassee Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman reported missing

A Tallahassee police car is parked downtown.
Patrick Sternad
WFSU Public Media

Police arrested 59-year-old Martin Barrett Thursday after locating the body of 74-year-old Cecilia Lopez-Quessada.

Lopez-Quessada was reported missing Tuesday. She was last heard from Sunday.

A missing person poster gives information about a 74-year-old woman who was reported missing Tuesday.
Tallahassee Police Department

Barrett is facing second degree murder charges. Police say he killed Lopez-Quessada then dumped her body in a wooded area off Tower Road. According to a TPD report, Lopez-Quessada and Barrett knew each other.

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