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.