Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Knoxville, TN: Authorities identify mother, daughter reportedly strangled on county official's property

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities have identified the mother and daughter who were reportedly strangled by their boyfriend on property owned by a county official.

Police said Nolvia Aguiler and her three year-old daughter, Allison, were found dead in a van at a construction site on Rogers Island Lane in West Knox County. Nolvia and Allison had been living in Asheville, North Carolina. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Jorge Molina-Rivera is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with their deaths. He reportedly told investigators that following an argument with Nolvia he strangled her and her daughter with a rope.

He then allegedly cut his own arms and neck and called a roommate, who then called 911. After he was treated and released for his injuries, Molina-Rivera was taken into custody where he is being held on $2 million bond.

Investigators added that Molina-Rivera was part of the construction crew that worked at the site, which was owned by Chief of Staff for Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Dean Rice.

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