An arrest has been made in the death of a kindergarten teacher in Jersey City

An arrest has been made in the death of a kindergarten teacher in Jersey City


A suspect has now been arrested in the death of a New Jersey kindergarten teacher. Zinia Maldonado from CBS New York reports.

The body of 33-year-old Luz Hernandez was found Tuesday in Kearny, a day after she was reported missing.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest overnight. No details have been released about the suspect.

Hernandez the death was ruled a homicide on Thursday an autopsy revealed the Jersey City mother died of blunt force trauma to the head and compression of the neck.

Luz Hernandez
Luz Hernandez in an undated family photo.

Photo courtesy of the CBS New York family

Police said they found Hernandez buried in a shallow grave in a deserted industrial area.

Investigators say Hernandez didn’t show up for work at her school on Monday, and a Social Security check at her home led them to believe a crime had occurred.

Shortly thereafter, her body was discovered three and a half miles away.

Earlier this week, loved ones, neighbors and even students gathered at her home where a memorial was set up.

Hernandez leaves behind three children, the youngest just 2 years old.

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