$1 million bond in death of Kenosha woman

Woman found dead in cemetery

Published On: Oct 12 2012 07:29:02 AM CDT
KENOSHA, Wis. -

Bond of $1 million cash has been set for a Kenosha man accused of beating and strangling a co-worker and leaving her body in a cemetery.

Lisa Marie Mezera was found dead in a Somers cemetery Aug. 19. A criminal complaint states a man she worked with was the last person seen with 26-year-old victim and that DNA evidence ties him to the fatal attack.

Fifty-two-year-old Javier Garcia was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide. Garcia's attorney, Matthew Perz, said the case is highly circumstantial.

The Kenosha News reported the complaint stated Garcia admitted picking up Mezera at her house, but said she was so intoxicated they only drove around for about 30 minutes before she got out of the vehicle at an intersection.