Published: Apr 16, 2013 10:49 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man who officials say has been deported twice from the United States is accused of killing the 18-year-old mother of his child.
    
Police in Jacksonville say 26-year-old Jose Valle was arrested Saturday at his sister's house in West Palm Beach. Two days earlier, 18-year-old Rosa Garcia was found strangled in the Jacksonville apartment she shared with Valle.
    
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/ZXDRyG ) reports Garcia's body was found by another of Valle's sisters who lives in Jacksonville.
    
Police say Valle gave dropped the baby and a key to his apartment by his sister's house and told her to go check on Garcia.
    
The newspaper reports Valle was departed from California in 2009 and from Texas in 2011.
    
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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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