Boyfriend charged with murder after woman found in car trunk in Newark
NEWARK — The boyfriend of a Belleville woman found dead in the trunk of her car on Tuesday has been charged with her murder and a weapons offense.
Pedro Lora-Pena, 42, was charged Wednesday with murder, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and moving or concealing human remains.
Dianna Boggio, 41, was likely killed by Lora-Pena at another location before being left in Newark where her body was found, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said Wednesday.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.
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