Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Larisa Macriello, a 44-year-old massage therapist, went missing on June 3, 2013 from Miami, Florida. She was last seen at the home of her boyfriend, John Paul Garcia. Though he was married, Garcia had a four-year relationship with Macriello, whom he met online.
John Paul Garcia, 45, was arrested for her homicide in 2014. An arrest report claims $40,000 was transferred from Macriello's bank account to Garcia's twice on the same day. According to the report, Garcia was also caught on surveillance video using Macriello's debit card to take $500 from her checking account. Garcia gave conflicting statements that they said were disproven by evidence discovered during the investigation. He earlier spent six years in prison for drug trafficking. His history included an arrest on murder charges in 1991. It was a suspected drug rip-off killing case that was eventually dropped. Garcia was sentenced to life in prison for the conviction of second-degree murder. He was also sentenced to 15 years for grand theft for stealing over $40,000 form Macriello’s bank account.
Macriello's body has not been found.
Macriello, born in Panama, was an avid traveler and cook who had never been married or had children. She moved to Miami in 2009, where she worked as a massage therapist. She frequently called her family.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Miami Dade Police Department
The Miami Herald