A Texas teen was arrested on a homicide cost after telling cops his unwed pregnant sister was an “embarrassment to their family” so he killed her and made her disappearance appear to be a suicide.
Viridiana Arevalo, 23, was reported missing by her boyfriend in The Colony, Texas, per week in the past, in keeping with reviews. The household discovered a observe she left behind saying she wished to kill herself. She was eight months pregnant.
On Monday, The Colony police introduced that her 19-year-old brother Eduardo Arevalo was going through a capital homicide cost after the invention of her physique Sunday in an alley.
Police stated the teenager advised detectives he killed her as a result of she was an “embarrassment to their family” and said that “it would be better off that she wasn’t here,” Fox 4 Dallas reported.
“It’s not what our officers and detectives wanted to be dealing with two days before Christmas,” Sgt. Aaron Woodard of The Colony Police Division advised a information convention, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Police stated Arevalo confessed to strangling his sister Dec. 16, Fox four reported. He additionally admitted to writing the suicide observe the household discovered.
He advised detectives he put the physique within the trunk of his automobile and after an hour’s drive ditched it in a distant spot out of city, the station reported.
“As the week went on, Eduardo stated that he wanted his family to know where Viri was so he went and picked up her body and brought her back Sunday morning in the early morning hours and dumped her body in the alleyway,” the station quoted Woodard as saying.
Cops had been referred to as after the physique’s discovery.
Arevalo turned a suspect after detectives seen surveillance video of the alley, a police information launch says.
Final week, native media reported that police discovered no signal of foul play after Viridiana disappeared.
“We currently believe this is a voluntary absence,” Colony police tweeted.