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.

Skully February 04, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Another one killed with a Hammer We must stop this We need more laws We need to know who owns all hammers We must register hammers and all hammer owners If it saves ONE life it's worth it Next we have to do somthing about fire It also kills We must regulate fire and anything that makes fire Matches,lighters,grills anything and everything that can make a fire should be registered. If it saves ONE life It's worth it
Jill K. Amoni February 04, 2013 at 05:40 PM
While I understand Skully's point and agree with his angst at government's illogical thinking, this is the WRONG forum for his lament at this time. A young lady has been savagely slaughtered and this page should hold thoughts on this young girl, her life of value, and the community's sadness at this inhumane act. Politics can wait...
Deirdre Gauden February 04, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Good point Skully but you should be ashamed of yourself for it posting it on this forum. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Erika M.Balbontin February 04, 2013 at 06:50 PM
My heart hurts...We really need to fill our children's hearts with love. Also, teach our children to love, respect all other human beings. These kind of things should not be happening. May God give Abigail's family the strength to overcome the pain of their loss. ='(
Skully February 04, 2013 at 09:55 PM
To Deirdre and Jill Yes it's sad when anyone gets killed Have you read the article in the Beacon? Some unanswered questions. Why did she go to Prado's house and not work? Any drugs involved in this? Does anyone have Police records? If I went to Chicago or anywhere to buy drugs and got killed whose fault would it be?? Mine and only mine I took the chance I have seen A LOT of death in my time on this earth. Some accidents some people are just to stupid to avoid it. If a gun was involved in this, the comment section would be FULL of people wanting to ban them Thats why my first post was the way it was.
Auroran February 05, 2013 at 02:23 PM
"Skully" is a moron. Obviously (s)he was raised by wild pigs or something, since (s)he has no sense of propriety or decency, and needs to stay off the internet without parental supervision. How DARE you try to blame the victim here, "Skully"! You're talking out of your backside, and have NO idea what you're saying! Instead, all you're doing is defaming a good person and spitting on her grave. If you have nothing nice to say, then shut up! The story was more accurately and journalistically covered by CLTV News. Friends of the victim interviewed there made it clear that the victim was a good student who wanted to be a police officer-- one of the "good kids". The killer was her EX-boyfriend, and the other two were mutual friends of the killer & victim. The killer was jealous because she had broken up with him some time before -- but I guess in "Skully"s mind, that would make it the victim's fault, too. Skully: Please DO go to Chicago and get some drugs, as you say. Usually I tell people they're bad for your brain, but at this point, they can only help yours.
Skully February 05, 2013 at 04:14 PM
@ Auroran Agian WHY did she go to the house. Name calling Thats so nice of you. I asked questions.
Skully February 05, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Only ridiculous political statments are allowed when a firearm is used. YES it matters why she was there. IF she had been it a violent relationship with him she should have not gone there. Without a victim putting themselves in danger you would have less crime. HOW is that so hard to see? Seriously,Why can't you respond without being vulgar.
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 (Editor) 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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