Man stabbed former partner to death, dumped body near Schuylkill River Trail, DA says

A Montgomery County man is facing murder charges after prosecutors say he walked into a police station Thursday and confessed to killing his former partner and dumping her body near the Schuylkill River Trail. 

District Attorney Kevin R. Steele on Thursday said 23-year-old Freddy Remigio Mendieta used a speech translation app to tell detectives that he killed Karina Torres. Mendieta Pando used a map to show investigators where he dumped Torres's body, according to DA Steele. 

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said Freddy Remigio Mendieta walked into Upper Darby police station and confessed to killing his former partner, Karina Torres, and dumping her body near the Schuylkill River Trail.

After scouring the area, Steele said Torres's body was found about 15-feet of the Schuylkill River Trail near the Betzwood Trailhead. An autopsy later confirmed that Torres died from multiple stab wounds and determined her matter of death a homicide. 

Prosecutors say Torres had a Protection from Abuse Order against Remigio Mendieta for a July incident in which he allegedly strangled the 23-year-old Upper Darby woman. At a Friday afternoon press conference, Steele called the homicide "the worst end result of domestic violence." 

Remigio Mendieta was charged with First-Degree Murder, Third-Degree Murder and Possessing an Instrument of Crime. He is being held without bail at Montgomery County Correctional Facility.




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