PD: Kentwood murder suspect arrested in Nebraska

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to the murder of a Kentwood woman in Nebraska.

The suspect is facing an open murder charge in connection to the death of 45-year-old Deolanda Gancino Galvez earlier this month. The suspect was known to the victim, according to the Kentwood Police Department.

The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office has issued auto theft and open murder charges against the suspect, who it identified as Fredy Bautista.

Prosecutors told News 8 that Bautista, who was arrested on the car theft charge in Nebraska, has waived extradition proceedings, so he’ll soon be brought back to Michigan.

Galvez’s body was found Aug. 10 in a house on Jennifer Street in Windmill Pointe Village mobile home park, which is in the area of 48th Street and Eastern Avenue in Kentwood.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kentwood police at 616.698.6580 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.