The tabloids have been buzzing about the very grisly death of a woman who graduated from Mamaroneck High School 32 years ago and
was working as an English teacher in Spain.
Laura Cerna reportedly lived in Larchmont from 1973 to 1985 and was living in Seville. Her chopped up body was found in a suitcase that had been dumped into a local river on August 30. A neighbor was charged in the slaying.
On a family website asking for donations to the Laura Cerna Memorial Fund, it says:
"Due to the tremendous financial burden placed on the family who was not prepared for this horrific incident, we kindly ask for any contribution that you would be willing to make to help defray the legal costs that will be incurred. The legal system in Spain requires that the victim’s family retain their own lawyer, private investigator, medical, psychiatric and forensic experts. It is our intention to fight for justice in this matter and to see that the monster who committed this crime will get the maximum sentence. As it currently stands, the prosecutor in Spain has brought charges that would only result in a sentence of 10 – 15 years.
This is the story in the New York Post
and a discussion on a Mamaroneck High School Facebook page . Our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
the above description is a bit too graphic and should have been edited out of respect for the family. :(