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Slain Honduran beauty queen and sister laid to rest near hometown by grieving relatives

  • Military police stand guard during the burial of the beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia, 23, in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister, after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by Sofia's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Military police stand guard during the burial of the beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia, 23, in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister, after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by Sofia's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)  (The Associated Press)

  • Keyling Enamorado, a friend of slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, cries on Maria's coffin in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister, Sofia, after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Keyling Enamorado, a friend of slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, cries on Maria's coffin in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister, Sofia, after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)  (The Associated Press)

  • Military police provide security for the wake for slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, as it rains in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Military police provide security for the wake for slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, as it rains in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)  (The Associated Press)

Grieving family members have laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister who were slain last week in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend.

The 19-year-old Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, and her 23-year-old sister Sofia were interred Thursday in two cement graves at a cemetery north of the victims' hometown of Santa Barbara.

About 300 people including mourners and security forces trudged through the mud for the ceremony.

Older sister Corina Alvardo said the young women will live on in the family's hearts forever. She remembered Maria Jose as a woman who represented the best of her country.

Organizers of the Miss World beauty pageant planned a special service Sunday to remember the sisters and pray for the family.