Local officials of the League of United Latin American Citizens are asking the FBI to investigate the Arlington police handling of a case involving an Arlington woman who was found slain in her apartment last week.
Officials have criticized Arlington police, saying officials should have notified the community May 23 when Evelia Villa Valencia, 29, was found by her young son.
A friend, Jonay Leon, said Valencia had been "terrified" for months of an Arlington police officer, against whom she had filed a complaint. The unidentified officer was fired this month, according to Arlington police.
Police have said the death was not reported until Thursday because that's when the Tarrant County medical examiner's office ruled it to be a homicide.
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LULAC officials have scheduled a news conference at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington City Hall to discuss the issue.
Arlington police said Sunday that investigators continue to chase down leads.
"As releasable information develops, we will distribute it," Sgt. Os Flores, an Arlington police spokesman, wrote in an e-mail.
Valencia, a bartender, was found strangled in her bedroom in the 2400 block of East Park Row Drive. The mother of three was holding her infant, who was unharmed, friends said.
The medical examiner's office reported the cause of death as "asphyxia by strangulation due to assault by another person."
Domingo Ramirez Jr.,