A man has been charged with allegedly strangling his girlfriend and leaving her in the backseat of a car.

Jose Vallejo-Cano, 25, is charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

The alleged crime happened on Oct. 29. The victim was found in the 2800 block of Kingston Street.

Vallejo-Cano was found hiding nearby, and arrested.

He is being held without bond at the Denver Detention Center.