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Remains of missing Madison County woman found, 2 arrested

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 17:35:35-05

MADISONVILLE, Texas — The search for a missing woman comes to a tragic end.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that the body of 27-year-old Megan Martinez was found.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Megan’s family at this time," said the sheriff's office. "Megan’s remains have been located and two arrests have been made."

Martinez was last seen on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Mini Store & Wash Dry in Madisonville. She was driving off as a passenger in 27-year-old Amber Garrett's vehicle.

"The vehicle was located and searched by the MCSO and the Texas Rangers," said the sheriff's department. "Items in the vehicle led law enforcement to believe someone was injured in the vehicle."

Garrett and 48-year-old Yudon Allen were developed as person of interests in the investigation, according to the sheriff's office. Allen led officials to a clandestine grave on Wednesday, where Martinez's remains were found.

"An inquest was ordered and Megan was transported to the University of North Texas for autopsy," said the sheriff's department.

Charged with 1st-degree murder, Garrett is now in custody on a $1.5 million bond. Allen was charged with fabricating evidence with attempt to impair a human corpse, and is being held with no bond.