The search for Heather Carroll has taken a negative turn with the discovery of a body that police believe is hers. The body was located in a Hollister home in the early morning hours of Saturday, 10/13/2012, after 30-year-old David Jose Quiroz surrendered to police. They had been in a standoff for nearly 12 hours.
The family and friends of the missing woman are undoubtedly in a state of mourning right now, but it was suspected yesterday evening that the woman may have been harmed by QuirozÂ—who is described as being a close family friend of the victim's.
Identification of the body will determine whether or not it is in fact Heather Carroll, but as officials have indicated, it's pretty much accepted that this missing woman is dead.
Yesterday SWAT officers had guns drawn and surrounded the home of Quiroz, where they believed he was hiding information about Carroll's disappearance. With the discovery of her body in his home, it's evident that they were correct.
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