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For Immediate Release:
December 04, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD1202453750
Date & Time of Occurrence: 12/02/2016 at 3:10 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 10770 SW 43 Terrace
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Rolando Garcia, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 01/14/1963
Subject's Age: 53
Subject's Address: 10770 SW 43 Terrace
  Miami, FL
Subject's Charges: 2nd Degree Murder/With a deadly weapon
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Barbara Diaz, (W/F)
Deceased's DOB: 04/15/1972
Deceased's Age: 44
Deceased's Address: 10770 SW 43 Terrace
  Miami, Florida

Husband Stabbed Wife To Death

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau is investigating an incident that resulted in a death.  Investigators say that a family member found the , Barbara Diaz, lying on the driveway bleeding.  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced her deceased.  A Be On The Lookout (BOLO) with the vehicle description was provided over the police radio.  Moments later, a male arrived at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue station, located at 6000 SW 87 Avenue and made some statements to rescue personnel.  Police were immediately summoned to further investigate.  Once the officers arrived, they observed that the vehicle he was driving is the same vehicle description provided on the radio.  Homicide investigators transported the individual to the Homicide Bureau for further questioning.  The cause of death is pending the Medical Examiner's report.

UPDATE #1:  The subject involved in the murder of Barbara Diaz has been identified as Rolando Garcia.  He confessed to investigators to killing his wife of 10 years with a knife.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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