Family and Friends Honor Murder Victim
POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:36pm
NORTH EAST EL PASO — Neighbors, family members and friends turned out Tuesday night to offer comfort and support after the murder of 32-year-old Yanira Caballero.
On Monday night, family members discovered her body in the closet of her home on Threadgill . Her hands were tied and a bag covered her head.
Then the police arrived, and couldn't find her car or her husband.
Later, they caught up with Antonio Brown in Las Cruces, and arrested him for his wife's murder.
There were a lot of tears outside of Yanira Caballero's house tonight.
Police blocked off the street because so many family members and friends came out to remember her.
More than 50 people arrived at the duplex where Caballero's life ended.
She hadn't contacted family members for several days, and when her sister knocked on the door there was no answer.
Neighbors helped the sister get inside where they made the gruesome discovery.
Caballero’s brother says it may have been a difficult marriage, but it didn't have to end this way.
"You know what, he shouldn't have done that because he already knew if she didn't want to be with him, why would you want her to be with you? There are plenty of woman to be with. You don't have to kill her. You don't,” said Victor Caballero.
"I'm not the person to judge. There's a higher power that's going to, you know going to be out there, and I don't know what happened. Only she and him know, and I just hope she rests in peace,” said Yanira Caballero’s sister Claudia Tellado.
Family members say Caballero's 16-year-old daughter Alexis will live with her grandmother.
Family members say they never heard Caballero mention that she feared for her life.