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3 arrested in connection to disappearance of Rio Grande City teen

Chayse Olivarez was last seen on July 29, 2017. The 229th District Attorney's Office announced Friday that three people have been arrested in connection to Olivarez's disappearance. (Photo courtesy of the Rio Grande City Police Department via Facebook)

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

The 229 Judicial District Attorney's Office announced Friday that two juveniles and a 17-year-old man have been arrested in connection to the disappearance of a Rio Grande city teen who was last seen on July 29.

Texas Rangers arrested 17-year-old Jose Luis Garcia Jr. on Friday "for the charge of capital murder in connection with the disappearance of Chayse Olivarez," according to a news release from the 229 Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Rio Grande City police arrested a juvenile "with the charge of murder in connection with the disappearance of Chayse Olivarez," on Thursday, according to a news release. Investigators with the Starr County Sheriff's Department arrested a second juvenile on a charge of tampering with evidence, and failure to report a felony.

The Starr County Attorney's office will handle all proceedings involving the juveniles in juvenile court, and may commence proceedings to certify the juveniles as adults for prosecution as adults, according to the news release.

The 229th District Attorney's Office will direct the prosecution of Garcia's charge and any related proceedings in district court, according to the news release.

Both juveniles will be held at the Starr County Juvenile Detention facility pending proceedings.

The Texas Rangers, Rio Grande City Police Department, Starr County Sheriff's Department, 229th District Attorney's Office and the Starr County Special Crimes Unit continue to investigate the case.

The 229th District Attorney's Office asks the public to respect the privacy of the victim's family at this time.

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