Boyfriend arrested after missing Texas woman is found dead in remote area

Mario Chacon, a 24-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend, Madeline Pantoja, who was reported missing on May 11 in Midland, Texas. Her body was found on May 20 after an extensive search by authorities. Pantoja's friends went to her apartment and found that her puppy was left without food or water, and her personal items were still inside. Police found suspicious evidence at the scene, including a bucket of dirty water and holes in some of the doors. Surveillance footage showed Chacon driving in the area where Pantoja disappeared, and cellphone pings placed him near where her body was found. Chacon is currently being held on $3 million bond.

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