Police: ‘long-time boyfriend’ arrested in connection to July homicide of East Haven mother Lizzbeth Aleman-Popoca

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– East Haven Police said Sunday an arrest had been made in reference to the July murder of Lizzbeth Aleman-Popoca.

In a press convention Sunday morning, East Haven police – all donning some edition of red to admire home violence victims – pronounced Jonathan Jara-Aucapina, 27, Aleman-Popoca’s “lengthy-time live-in boyfriend” and father of her eight-yr-historical daughter, become arrested in connection to her dying.

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He became arrested Sunday at Cody’s Diner, 95 Water road, New Haven devoid of incident.

he is charged with murder and is being held on $2-million bond. he’s anticipated in court docket Monday.

Aleman-Popoca’s household noted, “Lizzbeth became a bright mom, daughter, and sister” and thanked the East Haven police for his or her challenging work. they are saying this has ruined their lives and “let this be a lightweight at the conclusion of the tunnel for different households.”

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East Haven Police spoke of of the investigation, “Lead investigators, Sergeant Jeffrey Vailette and Officer Anthony Fiorillo learned all through the investigation that Jonathan Jara-Aucapina concocted a story that Lizzbeth had run off, when he knew that she was already lifeless. He then used this story to deceive her family unit, her loved ones, and then ultimately legislation enforcement when her family unit compelled him to file her lacking. After his initial lacking grownup’s record, Jonathan Jara-Aucapina persevered to lie to investigators, and additionally tried to conceal the place he had buried her. After reviewing numerous pieces of evidence and conducting a whole bunch of hours of interviews, investigators have been at last capable of cozy a warrant for his arrest.”

“home violence has no place in our community and we attempt as an agency to combat spousal abuse and all styles of home violence at all prices,” East Haven Police spoke of.

Police found the body of the 27-12 months-old East Haven mother, Aleman-Popoca, buried in a shallow grave close a dumpster, at the back of LoMonaco’s Ristorante Italiano. She had been missing for 2 weeks before her body changed into discovered.

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Jara-Aucapina worked as a dishwasher at that restaurant for as a minimum seven years.

the executive State medical Examiner’s workplace ruled her death as homicidal asphyxiation.