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Nebraska murder suspect has been arrested


A man was arrested Monday morning in Illinois for driving while intoxicated.

The driver, Dr. Anthony Joseph Garcia, is also facing four counts of murder in two double homicide cases in Nebraska.

Garcia was living in Indiana but has been an interest to the police since the murders in 2008.

"Today I am able to provide a sense of closure to the families, Creighton University and the Omaha community," Chief Todd Schmaderer

Omaha Police said.

That Nebraska community is breathing a sigh of relief following the arrest of Doctor Anthony Joseph Garcia.

He's facing four counts of first degree murder in two double homicide cases connected to the pathology department at Creighton University.

One in 2008 and another in May of this year.

Monday more than 500 miles away, Indiana State Police helped Omaha's homicide unit search Garcia's Terre Haute home.

"The task force has been monitoring Dr. Garcia's movements for a period of time," Schmaderer said.

Police had planned to arrest him this week, that is until he was picked up for driving while intoxicated Tuesday in Illinois.

Terre Haute neighbors say they knew something was suspicious about the man who moved in more than a year ago.

"There's been cops at his house before and so we always wondered and he's very like, weeks at a time we won't see his car or anyone leave or just very weird," Nicole Doti

Terre Haute Neighbor said.

Garcia worked in Creighton's Pathology Department from 2000 to 2001.

He was fired by Dr. Roger Brumback and Dr. William Hunter, he's accused of killing hunter's son and housekeeper in 2008 and Brumback and his wife in May.

Neighbors we talked to say after a few strange encounters with Garcia. They called police and took extra measures.

"I noticed footprints in the snow from his house to our house, and that was after we had the police tell him to stop," Nicole Doti

Terre Haute Neighbor said.

"And we even got a security alarm because he kind of scared us. He just gave us this uneasy feeling. I don't know what it was," Melissa Doti

Terre Haute Neighbor said.

Police believe Garcia committed the murders on his own but are continuing to investigate.

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