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The boyfriend of a Minnesota woman who went missing Jan. 5 was arrested Monday in connection to the 27-year-old's disappearance, local media reports said.

Cristina Prodan's mother fears that her daughter's boyfriend killed her and hopes more details about the circumstances surrounding the girl's disappearance will come to light after Joseph Porter's arrest.

“The deputies told me that they are looking for the body, but I don’t know if they find it or not,” Livia Prodan, of Richfield, Minnesota, told FOX9 Minneapolis on Monday.

Porter, 25, was arrested in Arkansas on theft charge just five days after Cristina went missing. His mugshot shows several injuries to his face. A police spokeswoman told Fox News on Tuesday that Porter could face additional charges in relation to Cristina's disappearance. Porter was held without bail at the request of police in Edina, where Cristina lived.

While authorities have revealed little information to the public, Prodan told local media outlet WCCO that “two officers told her Thursday (last week) that her daughter is dead.”

“He took the life of my daughter, so young,” Prodan told the news outlet, adding that her daughter’s body hadn’t been found.

Police spokeswoman Kaylin Eidsness said Monday: “Since this is an active investigation, all we’re releasing at this time is that we’re working with multiple agencies on a missing person report that came in at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.”

According to Prodan, Cristina invited Porter to move in with her after they met on Facebook in October, but within a month he allegedly became abusive due to which Cristina was forced to get a restraining order against him.

Records show on Dec. 28, Porter pleaded guilty to violating the order and was sentenced to time served. However, the duo got back together after a few days.

Cristina's mother told FOX9 her daughter “loved people” and had a nice personality.

“She fell in love with him — she wanted to get married,” the mother said. “I told her, ‘He doesn’t love you, he just came to you to steal from you — he’s homeless, he doesn’t work.'”

Porter has a long rap sheet that includes arrests in the past few years for battery, burglary and property damage in Arkansas, where he also lived, FOX9 reported.

About a week before Cristina's disappearance, “the man (Porter) was sentenced in Hennepin County District Court for violating a domestic abuse no-contact order,” the Star Tribune reported.