Man charged with murder of missing Siler City man

SILER CITY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Law enforcement is looking for a man charged with murder in connection with the death of a missing Siler City man.

Esau Abraham Brenes, 25, was found dead in Siler City on Oct. 24 after he had been reported missing for weeks.

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On Thursday, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation announced they had brought charges against 21-year-old Francisco Rivas Galves-Huezo in connection with the murder.

Galves-Huezo, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon for his role in Brenes' death. Galves-Huezo was reported missing and his current location is unknown.

The warrants for Galves-Huezo are currently outstanding as authorities attempt to locate him.

Local law enforcement and the SBI urge anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Francisco Rivas Galves-Huezo to call one of the following numbers:

  • Siler City Police Department - (919) 742-5626

  • Chatham County Sheriff's Office - (919) 542-2911

  • Raleigh SBI office - (919) 779-8188

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