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.
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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