The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
Deputies arrested Jose Antonio Soto Escalera Friday afternoon.
On Aug. 24, the body of 23-year-old Tania Wise was found in a ditch in northwest St. Lucie County along Russo and Johnston roads.
Sheriff Ken Mascara said Escalera was the father of the unborn child.
The sheriff said he was armed with an automatic handgun when he was arrested.
Investigators have not yet learned of a motive.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
Breaking: Jose Soto-Escalera has been arrested in connection with Tania Wise’s murder 28 days ago in St. Lucie County. Wise was pregnant with an unborn child. Soto-Escalera was the father. @WPTV pic.twitter.com/9548dzHdlG
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