Friends remember woman murdered in Del Valle

Friends remember woman killed

The Travis County Sheriff's Office identified 26-year-old Ibeth Lopez as the woman killed in a shooting in Del Valle Wednesday. 

The man who was allegedly responsible was identified as Charles Werchan, 26, according to TCSO. He died in the hospital, authorities said.

Those who used to call Lopez a co-worker are sharing their memories of her. The staff at Creative World Learning Center said Lopez worked at the preschool for two years.

She decided to leave her job as a teacher just a few weeks ago to pursue a career at Sports Clips.

Staff at Creative World Learning Center gave KVUE the following statement:

"Ibeth was a great person. She was with us for about two years and always had a smile on her face. She was a lead teacher and loved children. We will miss her dearly."

Lopez's coworkers said she was not just a colleague, but a close friend.

"She was the most energetic employee that we've ever had here," Anisa Pena said. "Always having fun with the kids, just laughing, playing, a big goof ball."

"We were a big family here at the center and to lose someone as close as we are you know, it's taken a big toll on us," Cindy Calderon said.

Lopez's family said Lopez leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter. They identified the man who killed her as an ex-boyfriend. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up by the family in Lopez's honor.

Creative World Learning Center is hosting a bake sale Friday for Lopez's family ‪from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

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