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Body found wrapped in tarp, ending an 18-year mystery

Years after her boyfriend confessed to her murder, the remains of Cynthia “Linda” Alonzo’s body were finally found at a construction site in Northern California.

A work team found Alonzo’s body wrapped in tarp at the Army base in Oakland on May 4, the Sun reported. She was first reported missing in 2004.

Alonzo was last seen getting into a car being driven by boyfriend Eric Mora as they prepared to head to her mother’s San Francisco home for Thanksgiving.

Cynthia "linda" Alonzo
Cynthia “Linda” Alonzo was first reported missing in 2004.
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What started as a missing persons case quickly turned into a murder investigation. Mora was the prime suspect. Mora was convicted of murder in 2012 but the conviction was overturned by an appeals court, the Sun reported.

A second trial was ordered in March 2016. Mora reportedly confessed to killing Alonzo and told police where he buried her, but police have so far been unable to locate her.

Mora was eventually sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to the Alameda County Attorney.

Cynthia Alonzo's body found
Alonzo’s body was found at a construction site in Northern California.
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“We are relieved to have finally found Linda so the family can have a proper burial,” Assistant District Attorney Danielle London said in a statement.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/body-found-wrapped-in-tarp-brings-18-year-mystery-to-an-end/ Body found wrapped in tarp, ending an 18-year mystery

JACLYN DIAZ

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