19-year-old Eduardo Arevalo from Texas is currently being held in The Colony Jail after admitting to killing his eight-month-pregnant sister and faking his sister’s suicide as a cover story.
Her name was Viridiana, age 23, and Arevalo claimed that he killed her because of his family’s honor.
According to the police, Arevalo said:
“[Viridiana had become] an embarrassment to the family. [They would] be better off if she wasn’t here.”
On December 17, Arevalo lied to his family and told them Viridiana had confided to him that she was suicidal.
The Colony Police Department issued a “Missing, and Possibly Endangered, Person” report to the public, asking anyone who might have information to come forward.
Tragically, what had actually happened was Arevalo had strangled his sister and created a fake suicide note. He then took her body in the back of his car and dumped her in a rural area about an hour outside The Colony, where he believed no one would come across her.
However, his family was not appeased by Arevalo’s story that Viridiana was suicidal, not to mention by the fake suicide note. Something wasn’t adding up for them, and they still had questions.
As their queries continued to pile up, Arevalo returned to where he had left his sister’s body and moved her to an alleyway near his family’s home.
The Colony Police Department issued a follow-up statement after Viridiana’s body was found. Her discovery began when the police received a call stating they had seen an unconscious woman in an alley.
The Criminal Investigations Division from The Colony Police Department and the Crime Scene Unit from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office quickly secured the area and began to investigate the area for clues.
With clues from Viridiana’s body and video footage from the surrounding area, the two teams were able to quickly narrow their focus in on her brother, Eduardo Arevalo.
Once taken into custody, Arevalo admitted to detectives that he had initially wanted to kill his sister because of the disgrace it placed on his family, and he believed they would be better off without her.
He then admitted to lying about her suicidal tendencies and creating a fake suicide note, as well as strangling her and hiding her body, and later moving her body to the nearby alleyway, to help provide his family closure.
Here’s the full report from The Colony Police Department, which included Eduardo Arevalo’s mugshot.
They first detailed the discovery of Viridiana’s body: