Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus Bio, Wiki
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus is a New Jersey woman accused of beating her wife to death with a wine chiller before fleeing the state. She was arrested in Houston, Texas, on May 20th. Her wife, Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, was found dead on May 17thinside the couple’s apartment along Creek Road in Brick Township. The Ocean County Medical Examiner determined the death was a homicide.
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus Charges
She faces murder & weapons charges. The Brick Township Police department received a call about an “unresponsive female” at an apartment in the Millbrook Manor complex on May 17th. Officials have not shared who made the call or whether the caller had entered the apartment.
Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus’ “lifeless body” was found in an upstairs bedroom. Her death was classified as “suspicious” until the medical examiner performed an autopsy and determined the manner of death was homicide.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office explained in a news release that investigators found a “cylindrical container used for the purpose of chilling wine” and that the item “was utilized in the commission of the murder.” Officials say the victim’s injuries were “consistent with the implementation of this item.”
Gavilanez-Alectus has been charged with murder. She also faces two secondary charges: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Police have not publicly speculated about a possible motive.
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus Arrest
Gavilanez-Alectus was classified as a fugitive after the victim’s death was ruled a homicide. The Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said she first traveled to New York City. Brick Township in New Jersey is located about 70 miles south of midtown Manhattan.
From there, she traveled out-of-state on a bus. On May 20th, she was arrested in Houston, Texas. Prosecutors say the FBI, the United States Marshals Service, and the Houston Police Department were all involved in locating and apprehending her. No other details about her arrest have been shared, or information about where she may have been staying in Houston.
According to Inmate records, she was booked into the Harris County Jail on May 21st. A court date was scheduled for May 26. The extradition process will likely begin on that date.
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus Wife (Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus)
Mayra and Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus lived together at the apartment as per a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office, Bryan Huntingburg. He said it was the department’s “understanding” that the two women were married. Investigators have said they are confident that Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus caused the victim’s death.
Mi amor gracias for all the uncountable ways you make this little crazy family (Nicole,Leo,Marcus,Makaylah, Bou, Ashy) 😥and my entire life better with every moment. (“You know what’s up” 🤪 ) I truly blessed that you are my wife. 😬 Te amo PRECIOSA 🥰 Hoy mañan y siempre. Happy Mother’s Day Mi Amor!!
According to her Facebook page, Gavilanez-Alectus was originally from Ecuador. She listed the city of Babahoyo as her hometown and that she attended the Instituto Technico Informatica Espana in Ambato, Ecuador, for college.
Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus wrote on her own Facebook page that she had been married since July 11, 2018.