Boyfriend Murders Girlfriend for Not Aborting Their Baby: Anyssia Escamilla’s Body Found in Trash Dump
Body of pregnant teen found in landfill
by Imran Ghori
Fontana police find body of Anyssia Escamilla in a Corona landfill after more than 70 days of searching. Her boyfriend confessed to killing her and dumping her body in the trash.
An almost three-month search for a missing 17-year-old Bloomington girl ended with the discovery of her body at a Corona landfill, Fontana police announced Thursday.
Detectives aided by search and rescue dogs trained to detect human scent found the remains of Anyssia Escamilla, of Bloomington, on Wednesday around 4 p.m. at the El Sobrante Landfill, Fontana police Sgt. Billy Green said. The San Bernardino County coroner’s division confirmed the remains as hers Thursday morning, he said.
Escamilla’s boyfriend, Jesus Avitia Jr., 18, of Fontana, has been charged with killing her and their unborn baby. Avitia was arrested 10 days after her May 11 disappearance and told police she “died at his hands.” He said he had placed the body in a trash can near his Fontana home, Green said.
The trash can had already been collected by garbage haulers a week earlier, leading detectives to search the two landfills, where the trash would have been taken, for more than 78 days.
“A needle in a haystack doesn’t do justice to the scope of this search,” Green said.
Escamilla’s tearful parents thanked police and volunteers for not giving up on the search for their daughter. They reported her missing when she failed to come home from Bloomington High School, where she was a junior.
“On this day we stand here, we can finally have some closure and lay our daughter to rest,” said her father, Jorge Escamilla, his voice trembling as he spoke. “We miss you. Although you are not here in body, you will always remain in our hearts.”
Police first searched the smaller Mid-Valley Landfill in Rialto for three days before conducting the remainder of the search at El Sobrante, which takes in about 10,000 tons of trash a day, about four times as much as Mid-Valley.
Anyssia Escamilla’s parents, Priscilla and Jorge, read a statement after the San Bernardino County coroner confirmed that human remains found Wednesday were of their daughter. Anyssia’s 3 year old son is with them.
They went through about 85 percent of the 495-acre Corona landfill, separating the mountains of trash that were about 60 feet deep into grids that they went through one by one, said Detective Shawn Hare.
The landfill closed off part of its facility and shut down some operations to aid police with the search. Working through hot days and smelly odors, about 50 police personnel and volunteers, along with eight dog handlers, took part in the search, Hare said.
He said they would not have located the body without the dogs, one of which ultimately located the remains.
The discovery of the body will strengthen the criminal case against Avitia, he said. The details he confessed to match the evidence, Hare said.
Police have declined to describe how Escamilla was killed but say it appears the motive was a disagreement over how to handle her three-month pregnancy.
Hare described Avitia as focused on his goal of becoming a nurse and wanted Escamilla to get an abortion. Escamilla, who already had a 3-year-old son from another relationship, wanted to keep the baby.
An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.
Avitia has pleaded not guilty.
He remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center and will be back in court Aug. 18. – Source
Atheists and pagans sure care when a baby-murderer is murdered, and trumpet such rare incidents up as evidence that God is a bad person if he exists or that it’s evidence he doesn’t (yeah, kill someone and then stick your tongue out at God and say, “See, you don’t exist because you let me disobey you!”, how mature and moral). But how many atheists and pagans care when a woman is murdered for keeping her baby rather than murdering it herself? Truly atheists and pagans “love death more than life”.