Abaroa's body exhumed

Officials ready for the exhumation at Brown's Mill Cemetery in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania Monday, July 19.
July 18, 2010 9:00:00 PM PDT
The body of Janet Abaroa was exhumed Monday in Pennsylvania.

She was murdered in her Durham home five years ago, and her husband is charged with her death.

Last week, a Pennsylvania judge told Durham County prosecutors they could exhume Janet's remains for more evidence in their case against Raven Abaroa.

Relatives hope exhuming the body will prove that Raven is the killer. Authorities arrested him in Idaho earlier this year.

Raven told police he found his wife stabbed to death in the couple's home on Ferrand Drive in Durham on April 26, 2005. She was pregnant at the time of her death.

Their son, who was 6 months old at the time, was found unharmed, sleeping in a room next to Janet's.

Raven Abaroa told officers he found his wife when he returned home from a soccer game. Police say they found no obvious signs of a break-in, aside from a laptop that was missing from the home.

According to a TV station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Janet Abaroa's body is at medical examiner's office in Allentown -- about two hours from cemetery. Officals say her body will be returned to the cemetery at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

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