Funeral held for Jersey City teacher found buried in shallow grave

Luz Hernandez was found dead on Feb. 7. She was a teacher at BelovED Charter School.

News 12 Staff

Feb 15, 2023, 10:50 PM

Updated 523 days ago

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Friends and family members gathered on Wednesday to hold a funeral for a Jersey City teacher who was found buried in a shallow grave in Kearney earlier this month.
Luz Hernandez was found dead on Feb. 7. She was a teacher at BelovED Charter School.
Cesar Santana, the father of Hernandez’s three children, was arrested in Florida on Friday. He was charged with desecrating and concealing human remains.
Leiner Miranda Lopez, 26, also faces the same charges. He is not yet in custody.
Neither man has been charged with homicide.


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