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Elgin-area man convicted for 2019 murder

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A man living in the Elgin area who killed a woman from Kyle in 2019 has been convicted for her murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after a hearing at the end of September.

On February 23, 2019, Kyle PD received a missing persons report on 33-year-old Yuridia Anaya Espinoza-Nava from Kyle, according to the Kyle Police Department and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO); her relatives reported she did not return home after leaving for work on the morning of February 22, 2019. A week later, her car was found at a convenience store in Elroy. 

On the morning of March 25, BCSO arrested Tomas Sanchez-Solorzano, a 34-year-old man from Guenajuato, Mexico living near Elgin, on unrelated traffic charges. After a search warrant was executed on Sanchez-Solorzano’s home about a mile east of Elgin, and a body found on Lower Elgin Road south of Elgin was confirmed to be Espinoza-Nava, Sanchez-Solorzano was charged with murder.

Later in 2019, Sanchez-Solorzano was indicted in Bastrop County for murder for causing Espinoza-Nava’s death by cutting or stabbing her with a knife on or about February 22, 2019.

According to public criminal case records, a plea hearing was held on the morning of September 28 with Christopher D. Duggan as judicial officer.

Sanchez-Solorzano pled guilty to and was convicted for the murder charge. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the Texas Department of Corrections.