A couple charged with murdering an adopted daughter after the body was found in a house fire
An Arizona couple was charged last week with the murder of a 13-year-old adopted daughter. The daughter’s skeleton appeared in the attic after the house burned last year. On Friday, officials announced that Rafael Roera and Maribel Roera were charged with the murder of their adopted daughter, Anna Roera, who had not been seen since 2016. The girl’s body was found after authorities extinguished the fire at her home in Phoenix. January 2020. Analoela’s death was sentenced to murder by a county medical inspector. Investigators did not identify when the 13-year-old died, but she was seen last alive about five years ago. According to KIRO-TV, this teen was also known as Charisma Marquez. “The exact date of death is unknown, but witnesses said she was last seen alive in 2016,” Phoenix police said in a statement. Rafael and Maribel Loera Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office On January 20, 2020, a Phoenix police officer called and reported that an 11-year-old woman was hungry and left alone by her parents, after which the couple’s residence. Welfare check was done at. The child was eventually taken home after showing signs of “neglect” and “abuse.” The 11-year-old woman reportedly showed signs of “scratches, scars, healing of burn scars, back injuries, buttocks, abdomen, and chin,” according to a report from AZFamily.com. She told the detective that Maribel Loera hit her with a “knotted extension cord” and “struck her head against the wall.” Her injury was consistent with allegations of abuse. The 11-year-old also claimed to have had an older sister who went missing two years ago. Eight days later, the Arizona Child Safety Agency returned to Loera’s home and took away two children, a 4-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, who were in state custody. According to court filings obtained by The Arizona Republic, the boy’s injuries were described as “too many to count.” A “loop mark” was found on the foot of a little boy, court documents also claim. 5800 Aftermath of a home fire on West Wolf Street. Photo: A few minutes after Phoenix police officials left, Rafael Roera sprinkled petrol on the floor of his house and set the property on fire, police said. Authorities suspect that the 57-year-old boy ignited a failed attempt to commit suicide. Later, firefighters discovered human bones while examining the ceiling of the house. Rafael Roera later confessed that the skeletal debris belonged to Anna Roera. He claimed that the teenager became very ill, but the family neglected to seek medical care and she died while they were taking her to the hospital. The couple wrapped her body in a sheet and placed it in the attic of the house. According to KIRO-TV, she may have died more than two years before the body was discovered. Raphael Roera, who also admitted that she knew about child abuse in the couple’s home, blamed his wife Maribel primarily. “”[He] Admitted that his wife was abusive [Ana] At the time of her death, she was the primary caregiver while he was working, and forensic autopsy of the bone would “probably” indicate an injury, “court documents indicate. According to online records, the couple were charged with first-class murder, several cases of child abuse, concealment of corpses, and arson of occupied buildings. In the following statement, the Department of Child Safety said, “At the time of the incident, the foster parents were not living at home and no public inquiry was conducted before January 20, 2020, so the department is visiting the family. I didn’t. ” Last year’s arrest of Loeras was reported by AZFamily.come. Rafael and Maribel Loera’s next scheduled court date is April 13, according to online prison records.