Illegal immigrant is charged with murdering Michigan woman, who was found shot dead on the side of a highway after horror carjacking | 25 March 2024 | An illegal immigrant, suspected of murdering a 25-year-old woman from Michigan during a car-jacking gone wrong, is awaiting arraignment on an open murder charge. Brandon Ortiz-Vite, 25, is alleged to have shot and killed Ruby Garcia, whose body was left at the side of highway U.S. 131 in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday night. Michigan State Police are still carrying out an investigation into her death but believe she may have been the victim of a car-jacking at around 11:38pm on Friday. Ortiz-Vite was booked on Sunday and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday where he faces one count each of homicide/open murder, carjacking, felony firearm, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, operating while intoxicated, and driving on a suspended or revoked license, records show according to The Midwesterner.

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