A 25-year-old man who is charged with killing a 27-year-old Allentown woman in what police have described as a domestic violence incident surrendered to Hellertown police Sunday afternoon.
According to a story published by the Morning Call, after he surrendered Alexander Acosta-Quezada, 25, was interviewed by Allentown police, who later announced that he had been charged in the death of Yosandra Andralyn Munoz, a mother of two who died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after she was found lying between parked cars at West and Union streets early Sunday morning.
The newspaper said a friend reported that Acosta-Quezada was the father of Munoz’s children and that the two were separated.
Lehigh Valley Live reported that Acosta-Quezada was arraigned on a charge of homicide shortly after 7 a.m. Monday at Lehigh County Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Prison without bail.
The Allentown Police Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force, Hellertown police, the Lehigh County Coroner’s office and First Assistant District Attorney Steven M. Luksa contributed to the investigation, Lehigh Valley Live reported.
Although Acosta-Quezada turned himself in to authorities at the Hellertown police station, it was not immediately clear why he was in Hellertown.
He is a resident of Allentown according to court records, which indicate that a preliminary hearing in his case is scheduled for April 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Lehigh County Central Court.
A determination of the cause of Munoz’s death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled to be performed Monday, according to published reports.