MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County jury on Thursday, November 1st found Eduardo Ivanez guilty in the murder of 15-year-old Stepanie Romero.
Romero was found dead inside a home near 25th and Rogers on the city’s south side on April 20th. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Romero's body and determined the cause of death as strangulation. However, the autopsy also showed Romero suffered cuts, abrasions and other blunt force injuries.
Ivanez faced two charges — first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. He was found guilty on both.
Ivanez will be sentenced on Thursday, December 13th. He faces up to life in prison.