HOLTVILLE — Rumors that convicted killer Adan Garcia is back in Holtville following his release from the California Youth Authority may not be true.
Holtville Police Chief John Vanelli said Thursday there are no indications Garcia is residing here. In 1994, Garcia murdered 14-year-old Andrea Hines in Holtville when he was 13.
Vanelli said because of concerns that Garcia had returned to the city, he visited Garcia’s mother. Vanelli said the mother reported her son had not returned and Vanelli found no evidence that Garcia had been living there.
Vanelli said he contacted neighbors on both sides of the house and the house directly across the street. He said no one contacted had seen Garcia in the area.