Arrest made in death of Georgia teacher found in car in Mexico

In the case of a Georgia teacher killed while on vacation in Mexico, a man was arrested.
Mexican officials confirmed that Alexandra Morales was visiting the country to see family and attend a concert.

According to the Jalisco state prosecution's office, a man was taken into custody in connection with the death of the woman aged 24 years. Mexican officials didn't provide any further information about the suspect nor a possible cause for death.

Ostin Cuenca was Morales' uncle and told Telemundo Atlanta the arrested person was his niece's boyfriend. Cuenca called Morales "an angel" and requested that the U.S. authorities investigate her death.

Her family claimed they last heard from Morales Oct. 30, according to WXIA, NBC affiliate of Atlanta. Mexican officials reported that they discovered she was reported missing Nov. 5.

Alexandra Morales. (via GoFundMe)

Morales' family posted a tribute on GoFundMe that said the woman "Alexa", also known as Alexa, was loved and adored by her parents.

They wrote that "She was passionate about adventure and traveling the world was her joy." She was a caring teacher and will be missed by her first-grade students. She was a friend and proud Hermana to many, as well as a Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

Morales was a Gwinnett County first-grade teacher since 2019. Principal Shonda Gipson Stevens wrote Wednesday to Benefield Elementary School families, staff and students saying that Morales had "touched many lives -- both students & staff" and that she would be missed.

WXIA's Destiny Porter said that Morales was her son's 9-year-old teacher.

Porter stated, "It is never easy to find out that someone in your school community has died, especially if they were part of your child's lives."