Body positively identified as Alma Del Real


A forensic pathologist has positively identified the body found in Marshall County on Wednesday as Alma Del Real.

The cause and manner of death have not yet been determined.

Alma disappeared in April after spending the evening with friends at Studio Rumba 305.

Friends told police another friend dropped her off around 3:30 a.m. April 12 and had not been seen since.

Police said Alberto Cruz, 24, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in the case. He has not been officially charged, but a decision will be made on Friday regarding formal charges.

In a press conference Wednesday night, investigators said someone led them to her body in Culver, near the military academy, in Marshall County.

They did not say who had led them to the body or release any further details in that part of the investigation.

Investigators are still seeking information in this case. If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP.

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