Arrest made in connection with two bodies found near Apopka church in May

Orange County Sheriff John Mina announced Thursday that an arrest has been made in connection with two bodies that were found in a wooded area near an Apopka church in May.

Investigators say 26-year-old Pablo Antonio Tavarez was arrested and charged with the murder of one of the victims at this time. The sheriff said he is soon to be charged with the second murder as well. He is currently being held behind bars on a first-degree murder charge.

Investigators believe that Tavarez is responsible for killing 34-year-old Kristina Upchurch and 37-year-old Nicole Evans. The victims were reportedly stabbed multiple times and shot. He then allegedly dumped their bodies in a wooded area near the New Vision Community Church back in May. Investigators believe they were dumped at different times.

"Based on the decomposition, we believe the women were placed there at different times. We believe Nicole was placed there approximately three weeks before Christina," authorities said. 

Sheriff Mina said the victims and the suspect are all from the west Orange County area. He also said that the three knew of each other through solicitation of prostitution.

No word on if investigators believe there could be more victims.