Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Family of Union, Mo., Woman Who Died in Mexico Is Left with Questions

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Family of Union, Mo., Woman Who Died in Mexico Is Left with Questions

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UNION * The family of a Missouri woman whose boyfriend was held in connection with her death at a Mexican resort said Wednesday they don't know what to think.

Tamra Turpin never complained about John Loveless, the relatives said in a news conference in Union, where she lived.

Her sister, Jodi Mills, described Loveless as nice and generous. "John offered to stay with the body and said he would pay for all the expenses to get her back," Mills explained. "She never mentioned ever not feeling safe with John."

Mills said, "We would like to know what really happened. We want to get to the bottom of it."

Mexican authorities were holding Loveless, 59, a lawyer who practices in the St. Louis area. They said an autopsy showed that Turpin, 36, had died of asphyxiation.

Mills, 43, of Mexico, Mo. …

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