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Abaroa's sisters speak years after murder

September 1, 2009 9:00:00 PM PDT
For the first time on television, the sisters of Janet Abaroa are being interviewed.Abaroa, 25 and pregnant, was found murdered more than four years ago in her Durham home. Police have not made any arrests and have no suspects in the case.

However, there has been a lot of speculation about what happened on the night of April 26,2005.

Many thought Abaroa was living the American dream, but that dream ended when her husband found her stabbed to death. Their infant son was unharmed and sleeping in another room.

Durham police questioned Raven Abaroa, seized his clothing and e-mail records but never called him a suspect. But they have not ruled him out.

In 1998, Janet and Raven met on a soccer field Southern Virginia University. She already had a boyfriend but Raven swept her off her feet.

"She was just infatuated," one of Janet's sisters explained. "He has this going for him. He's gonna be successful."

Two years later the couple married at the Mormon Temple in Washington, DC. It should have been the happiest time of their lives, but instead, Janet was in turmoil.

"He came to her one day because he wanted to be out of the marriage and explained to her that he had been cheating on her with several different people and very soon after that she found out she was pregnant," Janet's sister explained.

Janet's sisters said Raven thought about leaving but close friends told him to grow up and convinced him to work it out.

They fixed their marriage temporarily.

Their first child, Kaiden, was born in October 2004 but two months later there was another blow to the couple's relationship.

Raven was caught stealing from the sports apparel company where he and Janet worked.

Four months after that Janet was dead.

Her family believes they know what happened to her that night and all of their suspicions point toward Raven.

They say those suspicions were bolstered when Raven and his second wife separated, and she went public with her fear that he might have been involved in the death of his first wife, Janet.

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