Police say man confessed to killing pregnant sister ‘because of family conflict’

THE COLONY, Texas — A 19-year-old man in Texas confessed to police that he killed his 23-year-old pregnant sister “because of family conflict,” police said in a statement.

Eduardo Arevalo also told police that he transported Viridiana Arevalo’s body outside The Colony area — a suburb about 30 miles north of Dallas — so she would not be discovered, the statement said.

“The only reason he (Eduardo) gave for killing her was that she was an embarrassment to her family, and he stated it would be better off if she wasn’t here,” The Colony SgtAaron Woodard told CNN affiliate KTVT.

Viridiana Arevalo, who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing on Dec. 17, and after an extensive search, her body was found in an alley at 7:43 a.m. Dec. 22.

Earlier, Eduardo Arevalo told police, he had moved his sister’s body from the original disposal location to that alley, the statement said.

After Viridiana Arevalo was reported missing, authorities found a note at the family home that they initially thought was a suicide note, Woodward told KTVT.

Eduardo Arevalo “later confessed to having written the note,” Woodard told KTVT.

Arevalo was being held at The Colony jail — charged with capital murder, according to police. He could face additional charges.

CNN reached out to The Colony police to confirm legal representation for Eduardo Arevalo.

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