NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The boyfriend of a missing woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car has been charged with her murder.
Essex County prosecutors say Pedro Lora-Pena also faces two weapons counts and a charge of moving or concealing human remains. It wasn’t known Wednesday if the 42-year-old Belleville man has retained an attorney.READ MORE: Man Stabbed At SEPTA's 30th Street Station
Lora-Pena is charged in the death of 41-year-old Diana Boggio, who had been reported missing on Saturday.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Mayor Kenney, Sen. Casey To Highlight Federal Funding For Schuylkill River
The Belleville woman was found around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a car parked on Verona Avenue in Newark. Prosecutors say a preliminary investigation found Lora-Pena killed Boggio at another location and then brought her body to Newark
Authorities declined further comment on the matter, citing the ongoing investigation.
A cause of death has not been determined.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
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