14-year-old Francisca Hernandez-Ramirez went missing last October after getting a ride home

14-year-old Francisca Hernandez-Ramirez went missing last October after getting a ride home with two men.Last October, 14-year-old Francisca Hernandez-Ramirez was at a party in a house outside of Yakima. Why Hernandez was drinking and playing cards late at night when most girls her age were fast asleep is unknown. But more of what happened to Hernandez later that evening has now come to light after police arrested 22-year-old Jesus Fabian Perales and charged him with her murder.According to investigators, Hernandez was found passed out in the bathroom by a man who she then asked for a ride home. The man and Perales were halfway back to Hernandez’s house when she apparently began screaming that someone had raped her at the party. Not knowing what to do, the two men decided it’d be best if they dropped Hernandez in an orchard, with the oddly misguided hope that the young drunk girl would sleep off the evening and forget what happened to her.When it came time to drop her off, investigators say the man waited as Perales escorted Hernandez out of the car. When Perales returned, he allegedly told the man that Hernandez was “good.” A claim that would prove grossly untrue four months later, when Hernandez’s body was found next to an irrigation ditch with her throat slit.Perales fled the Yakima Valley for California shortly after Hernandez’s disappearance. But investigators say they were tipped off last week that he was back in town. He’s currently being held on $500,000 bond on suspicion of first-degree murder.


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