シンシア “リンダ” アロンゾ, その後 48, とオークランドの居住者, 感謝祭の日に消えた 2004. 彼女と彼女のボーイフレンド, エリック・モラ, were last seen getting into a car in West Oakland to travel to her mother’s home in サンフランシスコ 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, 当局は言った.
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 二度殺人 3月 2012. 彼はに刑を宣告されました 15 終身刑.
The conviction was later overturned by an appellate court.
3月 2016, 彼 confessed to the murder and provided a general location of where he disposed of the body but an “広範囲” search by authorities still failed to find Alonzo, 検察官は言った.
He was eventually sentenced that year to 11 刑務所での年.
“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, 声明で言った.
“We are relieved to have finally found Linda so the family can have a proper burial,” 彼女は言いました. “For too many years, Eric Mora denied killing Linda until he confessed in 2016. May Linda finally rest in peace.”