published Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Autopsy shows Chattanooga woman badly beaten

In this file photo, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chuck Gaston investigates the scene near where the body of Jeimy Barquero was found at 4103 Shady Oak Drive near Collegedale.
In this file photo, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chuck Gaston investigates the scene near where the body of Jeimy Barquero was found at 4103 Shady Oak Drive near Collegedale.
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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Jeimy Baquero’s life left as a killer beat her blow by blow.

The 34-year-old woman’s body was found wrapped in blankets tucked away inside a man’s home Thursday.

When she was unwrapped by authorities, they discovered someone had brutally beat her to death. — an estimated 22 times with an unknown object.

Her head was struck 12 times sustaining numerous fractures, her back — four times, her abdomen — twice and her arms covered in solid bruises, according to a Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s report.

Authorities responded to 4103 Shady Oaks Drive after the homeowner discovered Baquero.

She had no criminal record, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. It’s unclear why she was killed.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for the suspect in her slaying, Jose Angel Lopez Hernandez, who investigators believe was heading to Mexico.

A warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for his arrest. He uses other aliases.

Anyone with any information about Lopez Hernandez’s whereabouts can contact the sheriff’s office at 423-209-8940 or reach a dispatcher at 423-622-0022.

More in tomorrow's edition of the Times Free Press.

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