EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – An El Paso mother of seven has been identified as the latest victim of violence across the border in Juarez.
According to Juarez law enforcement officials, the body of 27-year-old Judith Peña Lara was found Wednesday in an empty lot in the south part of the city.
Family members were called to the crime scene, where Peña Lara was positively identified by her mother. According to her family members, she was the mother of several children.
The special unit that handles Crimes Against Women in Juarez adds that Peña Lara was “severely beaten until dead.”