Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Estrella Carrera found stabbed to death in bathtub still wearing her bridal gown

A newlywed still wearing her wedding dress was found stabbed to death in a bathtub at her suburban apartment just days after her wedding.

Estrella Carrera, 26, was found around 3:30pm on Sunday in the 7800 block of South Rutherford Avenue, in the Burbank area of Chicago, according to police.

Carrera's body was discovered after her sister became alarmed when she could not contact her and asked police to conduct a well-being check at the home, officials said.

When police called at her third-floor home, she was found with multiple stab wounds in an empty bathtub.

Relatives say she was a Spanish language translator for a welfare agency.

Police today declared the death a homicide after autopsy results confirmed she died from stab wounds.

The 26-year-old was last seen around 2am on Saturday, hours after her City Hall wedding the evening before.

She was due to pick up her two children - her nine-year-old daughter and two-year-old son- from a family member on Saturday afternoon but did not show up, according to the Chicago Tribune. Read More