Chihuahua Officials: Body Found Could Be That Of Missing Socorro Woman
EP Co. Sheriff's Investigators Will Help Identify Body
Investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are working with investigators in Chihuahua to confirm the identity of a body found near a Juarez dump, according to a spokeswoman with the sheriff's office.
In a news release sent to ABC-7, Chihuahua state government officials state they believe the body is that of a woman reported missing in Socorro Monday.
According to them, investigators in El Paso called and said they have a suicide note from Johnny Ray Nevarez. He reportedly admitted that prior to his suicide, he killed his 20-year-old wife and then dumped her body in Juarez.
Chihuahua officials identified the woman, however, ABC-7 is withholding that information until it is confirmed by investigators in El Paso.
ABC-7 is also awaiting confirmation from investigators on whether Johnny Ray Nevarez is the man found dead inside a car near Hueco Tanks Monday night.
At the time of the discovery, Socorro Police officials indicated the discovery was linked to the disappearance of a woman in Socorro.
Residents who live on the 10400 block of Aaker in Socorro tell ABC-7 they knew Nevarez and his wife. They said the woman missing is Nevarez's pregnant wife.
Sheriff's officials say they suspect a woman was killed inside a mobile on the 10400 block of Aaker and that her body might have been dumped in Juarez.
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