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Family killed in Logan Heights fire laid to rest Friday

Posted at 5:11 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 21:16:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A family killed in a Logan Heights house fire in October was laid to rest Friday.

Jose Antonio Romero Mayo, 44, Nicolasa Mayo-Cortes, 46, and daughter Iris, 21, all died from their injuries following the Oct. 13 fire.

Funeral services were held at Saint Anthony of Padua in National City Friday morning.

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Two other surviving family members, Wendy and Angel, were out of the hospital and in attendance.

After the church service, a funeral procession drove by the house the family once called home. Loved ones shared a moment in front of a memorial placed outside of the charred, boarded-up house on Clay Avenue.

Friends of Mayo-Cortes described her as a hardworking mother who went through many hardships but was always resilient. One neighbor and close friend described the family as not having much, but always willing to give to others.

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Wibur Romero, the victims’ son and brother, was arrested in connection to the fire.

He was charged with counts of murder and arson and is expected in court Monday. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December.