A teacher and mother of 3 children has been charged with murder in the death of a Raleigh man whose body was found dumped at Falls Lake Sunday.
Joanna Madonna is charged with first degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Jose Manuel Perez. Madonna is being held in the Wake County Jail.
The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Perez' body was discovered by a man walking near his home on Old Bayleaf Road near N.C. 98.
Deputies speculated Perez' body was dumped there Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Perez and Madonna shared a home together on Schoolhouse Street, and a neighbor said he never saw any indication of animosity between the two.
Mark Moore said Perez moved in with Madonna about a year ago. He said Madonna has three daughters -- two college-aged and a 7-year-old.
Moore also said Madonna was a substitute teacher and tutored kids according to Moore. She also worked part-time translating for a downtown Raleigh lawyer.
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