Who is Josefino Cayetano Maldonado? Wiki, Biography, Age, Killed His Ex-Wife, Charges, Arrested

Josefino Cayetano Maldonado
Josefino Cayetano Maldonado

Josefino Cayetano Maldonado Wiki – Josefino Cayetano Maldonado Biography

Josefino Cayetano Maldonado is the ex-husband of Eudelia Gonzalez Rojas. A Californian woman who disappeared on Saturday was found dead miles from her home, and now her ex-husband is accused of her murder.

On Saturday at 8:30 pm, Eudelia Gonzalez Rojas, 46, of Oxnard, was seen by family members getting into a vehicle “with an unknown person” and driving away from her residence, the Oxford Police Department said in a statement.

Her family became concerned when she did not return home that night and did not respond to multiple calls. Her family reported her missing on Sunday night.

Detectives who investigated the case determined that Rojas disappeared under “suspicious circumstances.”

Josefino Cayetano Maldonado Age

He is 41 years old.

Josefino Cayetano Maldonado Allegedly Confessed to killing his ex-wife & Charged

On Thursday, detectives served a search warrant at the home of Rojas’s ex-husband, Josefino Cayetano Maldonado, in Salinas.

Maldonado was interviewed by detectives and allegedly confessed to killing his ex-wife in Ventura County and dumping her body in Santa Barbara County, police say in the statement.

On Friday, according to information from Maldonado, detectives located Rojas’s body on an embankment on the side of the U.S. Highway. Route 101, north of the Gaviota Tunnel in Santa Barbara County.

Rojas’s body was well hidden on the embankment, which would have made it difficult to detect him, Sgt. Edgar Fern√°ndez, from the department’s felony unit, told the VC Star.

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Maldonado was arrested Friday and booked into the Ventura County Pretrial Detention Center.

He is charged with murder and is being held without bail while waiting for his next court date on August 10, KION reports.

He has not yet pleaded guilty. His public defender did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Police have not said how Rojas died and are still investigating why.

Investigators said Maldonado allegedly killed Rojas on Saturday, hours after she was seen getting into a vehicle, prosecutors said, VC Star reports.

The former couple had three children together, including two adult children.

They were in regular contact about their children, Fernandez told the VC Star.

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