cinthia “linda” Alonso, luego 48, y un residente de Oakland, desapareció el día de acción de gracias 2004. ella y su novio, eric mora, were last seen getting into a car in West Oakland to travel to her mother’s home in San Francisco to celebrate the holiday, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley said in a Wednesday news release.
Mora quickly became a suspect in her disappearance.
Despite Alonzo’s body not being found, detectives pieced together what happened to her over the course of two years in which they investigated leads, las autoridades dijeron.
Alonzo’s remains were discovered on May 4, when a crew working on the Oakland Army Base found a human body wrapped in tarps in a shallow grave. Police and prosecutors were called to the scene as well as one of her children.
The Alameda County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and confirmed the remains to be Alonzo.
Mora was charged with Alonzo’s murder in 2007 and convicted of second-degree murder en marzo 2012. He was sentenced to 15 años a cadena perpetua.
The conviction was later overturned by an appellate court.
En marzo 2016, él confessed to the murder and provided a general location of where he disposed of the body but an “extenso” search by authorities still failed to find Alonzo, los fiscales dijeron.
He was eventually sentenced that year to 11 años en prisión.
“The District Attorney’s Office fought hard for justice on behalf of Linda’s family. It was a long road to get here, and the family stuck with us along the way,” Deputy District Attorney Danielle London, who prosecuted the case, dijo en un comunicado.
“We are relieved to have finally found Linda so the family can have a proper burial,” ella dijo. “For too many years, Eric Mora denied killing Linda until he confessed in 2016. May Linda finally rest in peace.”