Vigil, Funeral Set for Women Killed in Md. Shooting Spree

What to Know

  • A memorial service will be held for Gladys Tordil at Parkdale High School Monday evening.
  • The funeral for 65-year-old Claudina Molina of Silver Spring will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church in Rockville.
  • Police say both women were fatally shot by Eulalio Tordil, 62, on May 5 and May 6.

Family and friends will gather Monday to remember two women police say were murdered by a federal security officer during a two-day shooting spree.

Gladys Tordil, 44, was fatally shot by her estranged husband, Eulalio Tordil, 62, May 5 as she waited for her children in the parking lot of High Point High School, police say. 

Gladys Tordil taught chemistry at Parkdale High School in Prince George's County. On Monday, a memorial service will be held for her at the school. But it could be weeks before the beloved chemistry teacher is laid to rest.

Gladys Tordil's body remains at a Maryland morgue because there is no one in the country to claim her body, according to attorney Arnedo Valera.

"She had the heart and courage of a panther," school officials said in a statement after her death. "While she may no longer be with us, her dedication to her students and 2 loving daughters will never be forgotten."

The woman police say was Eulalio Tordil's last victim will also be remembered Monday. 


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The funeral for 65-year-old Claudina Molina of Silver Spring will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church in Rockville, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Church said. 

Police say Eulalio Tordil shot Molina May 6 during an attempted carjacking in a parking lot outside a supermarket in Aspen Hill. 

Prior to shooting Molina, police say Eulalio Tordil shot three people in the parking lot of a Bethesda mall. One of the victims in that shooting later died. 

Eulalio Tordil lost his eyeglasses while struggling with Molina and may not have been able to see well enough to drive away from the scene, authorities said during his first court appearance. He was arrested a short time later. 

Molina's family says she was originally from Bolivia and accomplished the American dream, working 16 hours a day for the past 25 years, only to be killed while resisting what police believe was a second carjacking attempt by Tordil. Molina was a nursing assistant who planned to retire within a year.

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