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    TX - Larissa Cavazos, 23, found murdered, Edinburg, 21 Dec 2005

    All was quiet Thursday outside the Schunior Village condominiums, where a University of Texas-Pan American student — who graduated just days before — was found murdered earlier this week in the apartment she shared with her brother.

    Larissa Cavazos graduated with honors from UTPA on Saturday, receiving a bachelors degree in speech pathology and English. A straight-A student, Larissa had planned to use speech therapy to help children, her father said. She graduated from Harlingen South High School in 2000.

    Police say damage to the front door of Larissa’s Edinburg home indicates forced entry. The residence, at 1029 French Ave., is just blocks from the university, and is home to many college students.

    Larissa was discovered inside a bedroom with a gunshot wound to her upper body, said Edinburg Police Chief Quirino Muñoz. He is awaiting autopsy reports to declare an official ruling on the cause of death.

    Muñoz said police are in the preliminary stages of the investigation. They currently do not have any suspects or a motive for the murder. They are piecing together a timeline. Her roommate, who family identified as Larissa’s brother, Sergio Jr., was not home at the time of the murder.

    Judging by the body, the killing probably occurred late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, Muñoz said.

    A neighbor who lives in the same complex went over to Cavazos’ residence Wednesday afternoon and upon seeing the damaged front door became worried and entered the residence, finding her body and immediately calling police.
    http://www.themonitor.com/SiteProces...&Section=Local
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Another young girl found dead in her home. I wonder how many this makes lately? It doesn't look like this guy was invited in though. I hope they find some evidence that will lead to the killer. So sad as this girl had a beautiful future ahead of her. Her parents probably didn't worry about her as they thought she was safe sharing a home with her brother.

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    From September 2009:

    http://www.valleycentral.com/news/st...9#.VenuH7T8FWY

    In February, [Alfredo] Valdez abruptly ended his trial for Cavazos’ murder by agreeing to plead guilty and accept a life sentence in exchange for a promise he would testify against his fellow gang member.

    But when he was called to the stand last week, he refused to answer questions about his or Quintanilla’s involvement.
    http://www.valleycentral.com/news/st...8#.VenuOrT8FWY

    A Hidalgo County jury handed down a life in prison without parole sentence for a man convicted of the murder of a UTPA student.

    The jury convicted Mario Quintanilla for the his role in the murder of University of Texas Pan American student Larissa Cavazos.



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