El Paso woman found dead in Miami


An El Paso woman’s decomposing body was found in her Miami apartment this week, according to friends. Officers were asked to check on her after her mother, who lives in Dallas, called.

Michelle Aranda, was a native El Pasoan. Her LinkedIn page shows she graduated from Coronado High before going to the University of North Texas for college. She had been working in Florida for a few years when her body was found.

We’ve spoken with some of Aranda's friends off camera who remember her as outgoing and giving. They said she dedicated a lot of time to orphanages here and in Juarez.

We are working with Miami police to get more details on Aranda’s death.

Aranda's family is trying to raise funds thought a GoFundMe page to bring Michelle's ashes back to El Paso.

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