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    UT - Lela Rockwell, 62, raped & murdered, Salt Lake City, 10 Nov 1989

    Through a DNA match the killer of Lela Rockwell has been found, he is now in a prison in South Carolina. LE is asking for help to locate Lela's family so they can tell then they have found her killer.

    http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/...mvJpOJONA.cspx

    VB
    Boyfriends and girlfriends are not Babysitters.
    Just because you want to be with somebody does not mean they will take care of your children.

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    After posting this I did a search at pipl for Lela and it brought up her name on Ancestry.com for an obituary for a relative where Lela is mentioned. I'm hoping this is the same Lela since it also mentions sisters! The obit was from 1979 and says she lived in Moreland KY.
    I have called the officer who's phone # was in the article I posted above and got his voice mail, I left the information I found and explained he could find it on Ancestry, com.
    Lela was a homeless person when she was brutaly killed, at one time she had a family and was married if this is the same person. So sad

    VB
    Boyfriends and girlfriends are not Babysitters.
    Just because you want to be with somebody does not mean they will take care of your children.

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    From July 2013:

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56...-body.html.csp

    Nearly 24 years after Lela Rockwell's body was found half-naked and beaten to death under a viaduct on North Temple, Jose Ortiz-Garcia admitted to killing her.

    Ortiz-Garcia, 58, pleaded guilty to capital murder Thursday before a judge in 3rd District Court. He was immediately sentenced to up to life in prison.



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