Estrella Carrera, a 26-year-old new bride, was found stabbed to death in her bathtub this past weekend in Chicago while still wearing her wedding dress days after her nuptials.
According to ABC News, Carrera was found dead on Sunday in her bathtub in a suburb southwest of Chicago. She wed a 30-year-old Chicago man, whose name has not been released, two days earlier on Friday evening.
Police said the death of Carrera, which was ruled a homicide after an autopsy was conducted Monday, will be investigated as a domestic situation. The murder appears to be an isolated incident stemming from a domestic situation, and the investigation is continuing, according to a statement from the Burbank Police Department. No arrests have been made.
The Chicago Tribune reported Carrera was last seen around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning after the wedding. She hadn't told anyone about the wedding, according to her cousin Sandy Lopez, but invited friends and family to a party on Friday.
She didn't want to tell me she had gotten married, Sandy Lopez told The Chicago Tribune. She didn't tell anybody besides her father the day before.
Carrera was discovered missing on Sunday when she never picked up her two children at her sister's home.
After the sister phoned police, Carrera was found in her bathtub having died from multiple stab wounds.
According to MSNBC, Estrella Carrera was a Spanish translator for a social welfare agency and has a daughter and son, ages nine and two. The man she married was reportedly the father of the two-year-old and the couple had been dating on-and-off for three years.