The body of 17-year old Anyssia Escamilla was found today in a landfill here. Escamilla was three months pregnant. Authorities have charged Jesus Avitia, Jr. with her murder.
Escamilla went missing on May 11 when she did not return home from school. The 17 year-old had a 3-year old son from a previous relationship. It is believed that Avitia was the father of the unborn child.
Avitia reportedly has confessed to the crime stating that his family did not want him in a relationship with a woman who already had a child. Accordingly, Avitia reportedly told authorities he killed Escamilla and stuffed her body in a trash can near Avitia’s residence. Escamilla’s body was found with the assistance of cadaver dogs.
Authorities are considering charging Avitia with a multiple murder since Escamilla was pregnant. Such a charge could mean that Avitia faces the death penalty.
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