A mom of four was tragically killed in front of her family by her ex-boyfriend. Linda Holguin, 35, was murdered when her ex-boyfriend ran over her repeatedly with his truck, according to a news release.
“We lost a mother, a sister and most importantly a daughter,” Holguin’s niece, Desire Perez, wrote on the family’s GoFundMe page. “No words can ever mend the broken hearts that lost a loved one especially someone very special to us.”
Riverside County police identified the suspect as Bun Leuk, Holguin’s ex-boyfriend who allegedly followed her from a local market to her house, according to KCAL. He then repeatedly ran her over with his truck in front of her family.
“On her body, you could see tire marks, and on her face, tire marks,” her daughter, Paitence, 14, said. “It was like a nightmare that came true.”
Holguin and Leuk had allegedly gotten into a fight at the market. Holguin’s mother tried to intervene but was injured. After he ran her over, Leuk fled the scene; however, a family member was able to take a picture of his Toyota Tacoma truck. Authorities arrested him two days later when they found him driving the vehicle in Rialto.
Holguin and Leuk had a “toxic” relationship according to family members and a history of domestic violence incidents.
“My aunt Linda Holguin shouldn’t have left this world as early as she did,” her niece wrote. “She [was] such a beautiful soul.” She also added:
“She was such a beautiful soul trying making jokes when they weren’t even funny, but they were funny to her so that’s all that mattered. She was there for anyone who was down & needed someone to talk to even when she was going through her own tough times. It just shows you of how amazing person she was.”– GoFundMe
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