Vianela Tavera was last seen alive when left her home on July 28 to see Luis Negron-Martinez, in Philadelphia whom she had been dating for about a year, her daughter said
A badly decomposed body found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday is believed to be a 50-year-old Bronx woman missing for more than a week, authorities said Monday.
Her boyfriend, meanwhile, was arrested hundreds of miles away in Stafford Virginia driving her vehicle.
He allegedly admitted to police he had killed his girlfriend.
Vianela Tavera left her home in Bronx, New York on July 28 to see 38-year-old Luis Negron-Martinez. The pair had been dating for about a year, her daughter told investigators.
Tavera’s SUV was spotted that day driving over the George Washington Bridge, but she never called her family when she got to Philadelphia, as she did whenever she traveled there, the source said.
38-year-old Luis E. Negron-Martinez, of Philadelphia, PA has been arrested in connection with the death of his 50-year-old girlfriend Vianela Tavera. Further investigation revealed the Acura MDX he was driving at the time belonged to the deceased Tavera
Last Tuesday, Negron-Martinez, 38, driving the SUV, called 911 from the road in Fairfax Station, Va., because he had low blood sugar and couldn’t drive any further.
But he refused to go the hospital, and when police investigated further he said he had been in a fight in Philadelphia and shot at a group of people, according to reports.
New York police sources revealed that the suspect allegedly, told Virginia authorities he had killed Tavera.
Inside the SUV, Virginia authorities found a gun, according to reports.
Philadelphia Police found the decomposed body Sunday night in the basement of a home in the Feltonville neighborhood of north Philadelphia. Family members believe the body is of Vianela Tavera. The 50-year-old mother of five from New York, was visiting Philadelphia, but police are yet to identify the body.