We live in a world where crime is a daily reality. Even so, the news about Maria Cuevas-Garcia’s murder was particularly shocking.
The 58-year-old woman’s remains were discovered recently inside a suitcase found in a dumpster behind a South Side car wash. The case captured the public’s attention, particularly after security camera footage was released, showing a man pitching the suitcase into the dumpster.
It’s not surprising that the discovery of the body drew so much attention. It’s human nature to be curious about the details of gruesome crimes — how and why they happened, who were the victims, whether the suspects remain on the loose, etc.