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    CA - Ashley Moran, 21, pregnant, murdered, Santa Paula, 14 March 2014

    Ashley Moran had driven to a local park and was seen walking alone at 11:00 PM on 3/14/14. She was found murdered the next morning, laying near the basketball court. She had no valuables or purse when found. Her car was removed from the area by LE after her body was found. She died from stab wounds. During autopsy it was discovered she was in early pregnancy.

    At first LE was trying to talk to 2 people, but the latest has no more on that. No motive is known, but pregnancy could have put her at risk. She did not live near the park. LE is still trying to determine who she was last with.

    Obregon Park, bordered by Richard Road and San Clemente Street, was described as a popular destination in the neighborhood, with neighbors gathering on weekends with their dogs and kids practicing soccer and playing basketball.

    Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/mar/...#ixzz2wTKfYoPv
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    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/...ta-paula-park/

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    About 5 a.m. Friday, detectives served search warrants at the three homes simultaneously, trying to find information on the death of Ashley Moran, whose body was found at Obregon Park last weekend.

    Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/mar/...#ixzz2we1JgxJ5
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    Still no arrest or POI identified.

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    A 39-year-old woman killed by a stray bullet during an apparent gang-related fight in Santa Paula on Saturday was a mother of two who was dedicated to her family, her brother said.

    Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/mar/...#ixzz2xeTY5PmB
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    So she wasn't the target. You have to subscribe to read entire article.

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    The body of Moran, 21, a Santa Paula resident, was partially concealed by bushes on a steep slope when it was found at about 8:30 a.m. by an area resident walking his dog.

    The autopsy found she was in the “very early, early stages of pregnancy,” said SPPD Lt. Ish Cordero, who noted the cause of death was from blunt force trauma to the upper body and head as well as stab wounds to the neck.

    http://www.santapaulatimes.com/news/...0homicide.html

    The last post I made above this one was a different woman murdered, not Ashley. There are still no suspects in Ashley's murder. It sounds personal and her body was partially hidden.

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    A weapon was used in the attack that investigator’s believe occurred at the park after about 10 p.m. Friday, March 14 when a witness reported seeing a car in the area.

    There are “no clear suspects at this time” and interviews are continuing with family members and friends of Moran and leads being developed.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the SPPD Investigations Unit at (805) 525-4474

    http://www.santapaulatimes.com/news/...eks_leads.html

    Nice article with picture of Ashley and interviews with family.

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    Here is a strange connection: 2 Facebook friends, both named Ashley are murdered recently in different parks.



    32-year-old Yajayra Lizette Dominguez is charged with the death of 21-year-old Ashley Calanche of Santa Paula. Dominguez was caught after a standoff with police where she threatened to kill herself. Calanche was fatally shot in Mill Park in the 700 block of North Ojai Road on September 27, 2013. The incident occurred just blocks from Calanche’s home.


    Calanche was a Facebook friend of Ashley Moran, who was found dead in Obregon Park March 15; also 21 years old, Moran was in the early stages of pregnancy when her body was found near the park’s basketball court. She had suffered a beating and had puncture wounds to her neck. LE still investigating her murder.


    http://www.santapaulatimes.com/news/..._in_court.html

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    http://www.keyt.com/news/boyfriend-a...paula/27509710

    Ventura County District Attorney Investigators arrested Antonio Magana Thursday in the murder of a pregnant woman in Santa Paula.

    Magana, 18, is accused of stabbing his then girlfriend Ashley Moran five months ago and leaving her body in a park. Moran was pregnant at the time and was discovered by a passerby in a park.

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    Thanks, OkieGranny. Looks like he is smiling in his booking photo. From your link... known Santa Paula gang member.

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    Gang member, yeah. Takes a real tough guy to stab a young, pregnant girl. I wonder if he knew she was pregnant.

    I wondered why a young girl would go for a walk in a park at 11 pm at night. Maybe she was meeting him.
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    I am so glad to see this arrest. I am sick of pregnant women being slaughtered by their husbands/boyfriends.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn


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    Santa Paula is a sleepy, rustic little town. It is only an hour away and we have gone there for hiking and sightseeing. Makes me sad to think of this poor girl and her baby being stabbed in the local park!
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    Santa Paula is a sleepy, rustic little town. It is only an hour away and we have gone there for hiking and sightseeing. Makes me sad to think of this poor girl and her baby being stabbed in the local park!
    There is a LOT of gang activity there though. Maybe because it is so small and sleepy? What an unnecessary tragedy.

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    From April 2015:

    http://www.santapaulatimes.com/news/...ey_Moran_.html

    Ashley, 21, who had dreams of becoming a medical assistant and was in the very early stages of a pregnancy, was bludgeoned to death; puncture wounds were also found on her body that had been concealed on a sloping hillside in some brush...

    Her boyfriend, 18-year-old Antonio “Anthony” Magana, a documented gang associate, was arrested for suspicion of murder almost five months to the day that Ashley’s body was found; he remains in Ventura County Jail with bail set at $1 million while he awaits trial.

    SPPD Commander Ish Cordero said it is likely Magana killed Ashley to keep her pregnancy secret from another girlfriend that he fathered a child with, a relationship he told Ashley did not exist.

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    What a sick $&^&&, I guess it's no secret now. All this $#!T for nothing. Leaving her children to suffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pappa rob View Post
    What a sick $&^&&, I guess it's no secret now. All this $#!T for nothing. Leaving her children to suffer.
    Ashley did not have children, although she was pregnant when murdered. Ashley's mother had 8 children. The killer had one child by another woman (that we know of).



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