Sunday, February 12, 2012

El Paso, TX: Update: Wife of man found dead in Lower Valley apartment arrested on suspicion of murder

The El Paso Police Department's Crimes Against Persons unit has arrested a woman on suspicion of murder in connection with the early morning death of her husband.
Fire Medical Services and El Paso police responded at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday to an apartment at 7840 Knights Drive in the Lower Valley where they found 34-year-old Salvador Juarez dead.
Authorities investigating the incident said that Juarez and his wife, Laura Patricia Juarez, 31, were fighting and Salvador Juarez left the apartment on foot.
Laura Juarez drove the couple's vehicle and found her husband near to the entrance of the apartment complex, police said.
Police have accused the woman of striking Salvador Juarez with the vehicle, then taking him back to their apartment where he died.
Laura Juarez was booked into the El Paso County Jail and bond was set at $100,000.
Salvador Juarez's death marked the fifth homicide of 2012, police said.
Hayley Kappes may be reached at; 546-6168.

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