Florida police have brought murder charges against the 43-year-old boyfriend of a Polish immigrant whose body was discovered in a wooded area more than two months ago.
Enrique Macotela was charged with felony murder on Wednesday morning in the death of Magdalena Weich, according to Broward Count court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The lifeless body of Weich – the 38-year-old mother of Macotela’s 4-year-old son – was found left in the woods alongside a roadway in Coral Springs. The cause of her death has not yet been revealed.
In court documents, police allege Macotela himself reported Weich missing on Aug. 19, a day before passersby happened upon her remains.
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Police claim Weich’s boss last saw her on Aug. 17. Macotela allegedly called his girlfriend’s job the next morning, saying she wouldn’t be in because she was suffering from an intense headache.
Sgt. Carla Kmiotek, the spokeswoman for the Coral Springs Police, said in a statement to PEOPLE, “Our detectives have been working on this case since August,” and added that they “were able to develop probable cause on the suspect in connection with Magdalena’s death.”
According to Kmiotek’s statement, investigators recovered surveillance footage from the morning of Aug. 19 allegedly showing Macotela’s car idling about 15 yards from where Weich’s body was later recovered.
Macotela is being held without bond. His lawyer, Jose Izquierdo, did not return calls from PEOPLE seeking comment Wednesday.