SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested the boyfriend of a pregnant mother who was abducted in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Police said Xavier Johnson confessed to kidnapping and killing 27-year-old Andreae Lloyd. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

He appeared before a judge on Thursday.

“No bond for count one first-degree murder, no bond for kidnapping and no bond for armed burglary with an assault or battery,” said Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer.

His arrest comes after officials said they found human remains. Officials have since confirmed the remains belong to Lloyd.

Officials had been searching for her since early Tuesday morning.

Police said Johnson showed up to Lloyd’s job as a caretaker at a group home, beat her up and forced her into her own car.

Lloyd’s family had suspected Johnson had something to do with it.

“She was supposed to get off work at 7 o’ clock,” said Arnold Lloyd, the victim’s father. “He told me at 6:45, she missing.”

On Wednesday, detectives swarmed the woods of Southwest 328th Street in Homestead.

Her family tracked down Johnson in a black pick-up truck and called police.

“One of our family members followed from home. For whatever lucky reason that was, and I can say that must have been the gift of God,” said the victim’s uncle Manuel Lloyd. “We all got there, held him there until the police got there.”

Police responded to the area and confirmed they found human remains.

Officers detained, questioned then arrested Johnson.

It has been a long, painful and emotional few days for Lloyd’s family as detectives continue to piece together the investigation.

“We gotta step back, lean back and hope and pray that God hears us through this, sees us through this and allows us to go through,” a relative said.

Lloyd’s family said they want everyone to remember her as the loving, caring, sweet mother and daughter she was.

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