Update: Family identifies pregnant woman found dead near El Dorado



EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE) — Family members tell our sister station KTAL NBC 10 that the victim is Marchella Modica, 22.

Modica was found in the ditch in the Wesson area, about 15 miles outside of El Dorado.

Investigators have not released many details, though they are actively investigating leads.

Family members say they are at a loss of words over Modica’s death.

“When I got the news, I was devastated,” says Trayshun Champion, Modica’s brother. “My baby sister is gone and whoever is responsible for these actions, I want them to be brought to justice.”

Modica leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter.

Original Story:

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE) — The body of a pregnant woman was found just outside of El Dorado, Arkansas this afternoon.

According to investigators on the scene, the body was found near Three Creeks and they say that the woman was at least eight months pregnant.

As of right now, no name has been released and the cause of death is unknown.

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