BIG SPRING, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- Timothy Michael Geng, 58, has been charged with Murder in the death of 68-year-old Guadalupe Miranda. 

According to a news release, on April 9, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper in Zavala County tried to pull over Geng. However, Geng refused to stop and a brief chase ended when Geng crashed. Geng was taken into custody following that chase. 

Meanwhile, investigators in Big Spring received a call asking for a welfare check for Miranda. Officers with the Big Spring Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Vines where they found Miranda dead inside. Investigators searched the home for evidence and believed Geng to be responsible for her death. 

Geng is in custody at the Howard County jail, facing a 1st degree Murder charge. The 58-year-old is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. reporter Rob Tooke spoke with Miranda’s neighbors on the 1500 block of Vines Avenue. Several neighbors said Miranda and Geng lived together at the home where Miranda was found. The suspect and the victim were believed to have been in a relationship.

Big Spring Police, the Department of Public Safety, the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Rangers have all taken part in the murder investigation. The investigation remains ongoing.