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FBI: $5,000 reward for capturing, convicting homicide suspect

35-year-old Yvette Garcia accused of hitting, killing bicyclist
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Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 15:31:58-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The FBI and Pascua Yaqui Police Department are looking for a woman they say used a vehicle to hit and kill Monica Godoy on Dec. 26.

Authorities are looking for 35-year-old Yvette Garcia. She is 5-4 and 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

They say she was driving a 2007 silver and black Hyundai Tucson with license plate RNA3B7A.

According to a complaint filed in federal court, Garcia hit and killed Godoy in the front yard of a home in the 7700 block of S. Camino Benem.

A witness told authorities that Garcia drove over Godoy multiple times before speeding off.

The victim had been staying with Garcia, who was her longtime friend. They had been seen fighting before the incident.

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Monica Godoy, seen here, was hit and killed with a vehicle on December 26 while riding a bike, according to the FBI and Pascua Yaqui Police Department.

The Godoy and Yucupicio families released a statement to KGUN 9, it reads:

On 12/26/2021, a Mom, Nana, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Tia, Niece and Friend’s life was taken from us maliciously. She was a good person who was so loving, caring, and funny. She was always happy, always smiling. She was an overall beautiful soul and will never be forgotten. The family wants her remembered for her beautiful smiling face and would also like to thank everyone who has reached out with condolences, their willingness to help, and most of all who have shared how they remember her just like we do.

Please help our family seek justice for our very loved and missed Monica Godoy! If you have any information regarding this case please call 623-466-1999.

An award of $5,000 is available for someone who gives a tip that leads to the arrest, conviction and sentencing of Garcia.

Those with information should call 623-466-1999.