Three Local Men Charged in Aurora Teen’s Death

An Aurora teen's burned body was found in Montgomery on Saturday morning.

An Aurora man is being charged with first-degree murder for the death of an 18-year-old Aurora woman whose body was found burned beyond recognition Saturday morning in Montgomery, according to the Aurora Beacon.

Juan Garnica Jr., 18, of the 400 block of East Ashland Avenue, was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of arson in the death of 18-year-old Abigail Villalpando, according to the Aurora Beacon.

Two other men, Jose Becerra, 20, from Oswego and Enrique Prado, 19, from Aurora, are being charged for concealing the murder, Aurora Police told the Beacon.

Garnica reportedly attacked Villalpando with a hammer while she was visiting Prado’s house and hid her body in the garage, according to Aurora Police. Later, Garnica burned Villalpando’s body in the backyard and then moved the body to a wooded area near Fifth Street and Waubansia Avenue in Montgomery where a Kane County Sheriff K-9 Unit discovered the body.

Read the full account at the Aurora Beacon News.

Auroran February 05, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Skully, why can't YOU post without being repulsive and insensitive to the basic conventions of morality? Insulting the memory of an innocent victim by defaming her reputation (all the while doing so b/c you want to post before you have ANY facts), then mocking those who come to her defense, and spitting on the basic standards of polite society when it comes to speaking about such a horrible, violent murder-- well, you certainly don't have a right to complain about what ANYone posts about YOU. Please go away and stop posting here. No one here wants to hear your vile, insensitive nonsense anymore, no matter what their views on gun control. (Now... That was without using profanity. So did you understand it, or did I use words that are too long for you? The gist of it is, GO AWAY!)
Auroran February 05, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Again, BLAMING THE VICTIM, Skully! It doesn't MATTER why she went there! The house was the home of mutual friends of both her and the killer, as I said. She had just as much right to go there as anyone has to go to a friend's house. My teen daughter goes to other kids' houses all the time. What NONSENSE are you actually trying to peddle here, anyway? She wasn't going to have an orgy, or do drugs, or anything like that. So what right did ANYone have to kill her? What right did ANYone have to bludgeon her to death with a hammer? Answer: NONE. So your question is not only irrelevant, but insulting to her memory. Don't you understand that basic standard of decency and respect for the dead? ... No? ... Then I'm not insulting you by calling you a moron, I'm being generous to your actual IQ.
Skully February 05, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Auroran I am pretty sure the prosicution will ask the defendents WHY she came to the house. Will the defence say thats irrevelent. Yes you are correct she had a right to go anywhere I did not blame the victim I also did not say anyone has a right to kill anyone. Now if you read more on the story maybe you should contact the judge in the case for the low bail amounts. From the beacon news Becerra was given a 100K bail can be out with 10K He was born in Mexico and prosecution considers him a flight risk. Thats what I read just a bit ago. The rants agianst me are baised on emotiom IMOP that's OK with me. Humans are supposed to be smart,not let themselves get in situations that get them killed. I am hopefull you don't let your daughter go to anyones house of people you don't know in this day & age.
ez e February 06, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Skully, you said you did not blame the victim, but that statement is completely contradictory to your other statements...."Without a victim putting themselves in danger you would have less crime" (very poor use of the English language by the way) and "humans are supposed to be smart, not let themselves get in situations that get them killed." The victim's family and friends are obviously reading these posts, and you are being completely offensive and downright unintelligent in your arguments. What a sad excuse for a human being you are. Why would you assume drugs were involved? Why would you assume she was skipping work to be there? Why would you assume she had any reason to believe she wouldn't be safe when she went there? And WHY are you searching for so many excuses to blame the victim when it is clear who is actually to blame? You are not owed any explanations so stop dragging an amazing person's name through the mud just because you are trying to be edgy, relevant, and clever. Trust me, you are none of the above. Please, for her loved ones' sake, and for the sakes of anyone with a brain, just stop. You don't know what you are talking about.
Natalie Stevens February 07, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Comments were removed for using offensive language, which violates our terms of service. All are welcome to repost minus the language. Thanks!


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