Imagery: Stories: A Murder Hits Home
Maria Avelina Palaguachi-Cela and her two-year-old son, Brian, were found bludgeoned to death in a dumpster in Brockton, Massachusetts in February, 2011. The killer was suspected to be her former roommate, Luis Guaman, and he fled to his native Ecuador before police found the bodies. Maria and her son were post-humously repatriated to be buried in their home village of General Morales in Ecuador's impoverished southern highlands. This is the story of their journey after death.
This photo story won First Place in General News Picture Story in the 2011 Boston Press Photographers Association content.