Former Girlfriend Arrested After Missing Man’s Remains Found in Makeshift Tomb

Eight years ago, Eric Mercado suddenly disappeared. 

Since then, his family members have been desperately trying to find him. But within the past few weeks, police investigators got a major break in the case.

They found Mercado’s remains in what they describe as a makeshift tomb at his girlfriend’s San Bernardino home.

The 43-year-old woman is now under arrest for his murder. His family wants to know why he was killed.

“He would come home, give us our kiss on the head all the time. ‘Where’s my baby? Where’s my little sister?’ He was very loving, very caring,” the victim’s sister Mahira Torres said. 

Her big brother vanished without a trace in 2014. 

“It broke all of us. It broke our family apart. We all suffer from depression, anxiety. It’s bad,” Torres said. 

During those tortuous years, Torres and her family tried everything to find her brother.

At the time of his disappearance, the 42-year-old lived with his girlfriend, Trista Spicer, at a home on East Davidson Street in San Bernardino.

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