Cynthia “Linda” Anzo, poi 48, e un residente di Oakland, svanito il giorno del Ringraziamento 2004. Lei e il suo ragazzo, 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, hanno detto le autorità.
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 omicidio di secondo grado a marzo 2012. È stato condannato a 15 L'omicidio di Tessa Majors.
The conviction was later overturned by an appellate court.
Nel mese di marzo 2016, lui confessed to the murder and provided a general location of where he disposed of the body but an “ampio” search by authorities still failed to find Alonzo, hanno detto i pubblici ministeri.
He was eventually sentenced that year to 11 anni di prigione.
“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, ha detto in una dichiarazione.
“We are relieved to have finally found Linda so the family can have a proper burial,” lei disse. “For too many years, Eric Mora denied killing Linda until he confessed in 2016. May Linda finally rest in peace.”