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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Newlywed Bride Found Stabbed To Death In Her Wedding Dress


A newlywed bride has been found stabbed
to death in her wedding dress in the
bathtub of her home. Police said they
believe Estrella Carrera, 25, was a victim of
domestic violence after she was discovered
at her home in the Burbank area of Chicago.

Her family said she got married on Friday to
the father of her youngest child. She had
two children aged two and eight.
Two cousins said Carrera didn’t tell many
people about the wedding, and simply
called on the day to invite them to the party.

Her cousin Jaime Lopez said: “This just
happened out of nowhere. It was so fast I
couldn’t even make to the celebration.”
Sandy Lopez, another cousin, said she
seemed happy on the phone, but for some
reason “she didn’t want to tell me she had
gotten married.”

According to her family the victim, who
worked as a Spanish language translator,
had an on-again, off-again relationship for
about three years with the man she
married.

She was last seen about 2am on Saturday as
the festivities for the wedding wound
down. She was supposed to pick up her
children from her father on Saturday
afternoon but never made contact.

When her family checked her home there
was no answer and her car was gone. Police
discovered her body on Sunday afternoon.
She had been stabbed multiple times and
was found in an empty bath. She had
applied for a wedding license on May 2.

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