New Jersey Man Arrested After Girlfriend Found Dead In A Trunk

Her remains were found in Newark.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A man has been arrested and charged with the killing of his girlfriend. Pedro Lora-Pena of Belleville, New Jersey was arrested after the body of Diana Boggio was found in the trunk of a parked car in Newark on Tuesday. 

According to Pix 11the 41-year-old's body was discovered in her Honda Accord on Tuesday. Authorities believe that Lora-Pena, 42, murdered his girlfriend and then moved her body to Newark. The cause of death and motive are not yet public.

Lora-Pena has been charged with several crimes including murder, possession of a handgun, and moving or concealing human remains.

According to, Boggio (pictured above from Facebook) was the mother of two children. Her ex-husband, Daniel, has spoken out in her honor, saying, "She was a good mom." He shared that Boggio and Lora-Pena had a volatile relationship and shared that she recently dumped Lora-Pena and filed a restraining order.

"She didn't have many friends because of her daughter, she didn't want to have a boyfriend," the ex-husband said. "She lived a calm life, she was very loved."

Authorities are looking for tips surrounding the case.

[Photo: Essex County Prosecutor's Office]

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