Mother of 5 found dead near San Jose

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A woman’s body which was found dumped near San Jose has been identified. The family confirmed the body belonged to Jami Narvaez, 35. Narvaez was found dead on October 9, leaving behind five children ages 16, 12, 11, 8, and 6. “It’s been a rough loss as she leaves behind 5 children. These children will go on wondering why such a horrible thing like this happened,” the victim’s sister wrote on a GoFundMe page. “My sister was very loved by many people, she had a big heart. She put others first.”The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office classified the case as a homicide investigation.According to Narvaez’s family who lives in Modesto, Narvaez left to go visit friends in San Jose. She was last heard on September 10 when she called home to talk to her son. After losing his mother, Narvaez’s 16-year-old son has been too distraught to go to school. Narvaez’s sister, Roberta Correa, urged the killer to come forward and surrender on Tuesday. “We just want answers. Why, why would somebody take this person’s life? My sister had a family,” Correa told the press. According to a report, a female body has been found unresponsive near the roadway. The woman was declared deceased at the scene. The Sheriff’s Office did not say if its investigators have identified any suspects. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call its investigators at 408-808-4500. To make an anonymous tip, you can call Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services at 408-808-4431.Narvaez’s mother, Doreen, said she hopes that the “monster who did this to my daughter” is caught by law enforcement. “She didn’t deserve this,” Doreen said as tears streamed down her face.Shortly before she was killed, Narvaez had been staying with various friends around San Jose. Correa said she is receiving phone calls “left and right” from friends who want to help and provide information. “They are all in shock too,” Correa said.Correa said she’s trying her best to stay strong for her sister’s five children. A funeral for Narvaez will be held in San Jose this weekend. The GoFundMe page is raising money to support the children and cover their mother’s funeral expenses.


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