Monday, October 5, 2009

Man Charged In Missing Woman's Death

From ABC 2 news:

Elda Vasquez has been missing for nearly two years. The 28-year-old lived in Columbia, where she worked at two restaurants. In January 2008, her colleagues reported her missing after she failed to show up to work.

Now, the mystery has apparently been solved. Charging documents filed in Baltimore City say her decomposed body was found in a Verizon manhole by a crew in Northeast Baltimore on Friday.

On Sunday, police charged her boyfriend, Victor Hernandez Cruz, of Columbia, with first and second degree murder and assault.

The charging document says Vasquez called police to report that she was assaulted by Cruz about a month before her disappearance. She said she was grabbed, struck in the head, and he attempted to drag her into the woods.

From WBAL 11:

Vasquez, whose family is from Mexico, is survived by two children ages 10 and 15.

The mother of two worked seven days a week at two jobs -- Eggspectation, where she met Cruz, and at a Red Robin restaurant in Columbia where she was a line cook.

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