Cesar Santana is a man from New Jersey who has just been arrested and charged with the murder of his ex wife Luz Hernandez. According to police reports Luz Hernandez was reported missing and a day later the kindergarten teacher would be found buried in a shallow grave. Cesar Santana who is the father of Luz Hernandez children would be arrested in Florida where he was being held on concealing human remains. Luz Hernandez was allegedly beaten to death and the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
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The estranged husband of a beloved Jersey City kindergarten teacher and mother found buried in a shallow grave has been arrested as a suspect in the homicide case, according to the victim’s family.
“An arrest has been made in connection with the death investigation of Luz Hernandez,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office wrote in a tweet on Friday.
The message promised “more to follow,” but did not identify the suspect or their alleged role in the death. The family of the teacher, however, told PIX11 News early Friday that Cesar Santana, the estranged husband of Hernandez, had been apprehended in Florida in connection with the case.
Jail officials in Miami-Dade County told PIX11 that Santana was being held as a fugitive from Hudson County, charged with concealing human remains.
Hernandez, a 33-year-old mom of three, was found in a shallow grave in a desolate industrial area of Kearny on Tuesday, one day after she unexpectedly failed to show up for work at the BelovED Community Charter School.
Her death was deemed a homicide on Thursday. Investigators found evidence of blunt force trauma to her head, as well as compressions to her neck.
Relatives on Thursday had called for Santana to come forward to answer questions, saying that he would have been one of the last people to see Hernandez alive while visiting their three kids — ages 3, 9, and 12 — on Saturday morning. Two of the children are students at the school where their mother taught.