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    CA - Eileen Ponce-Orta, 22, found murdered, Pomona, 12 Feb 2008

    Cops called her family to tell them they must move the illegally parked car and the body of their daughter, who had been missing several days, was found under blankets in the back. She had been murdered. What a horrible thing for the family to discover.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331168,00.html

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    How awful for that mother to find her daughter's body like that.

    The police that found the van should have looked further and realized that it belonged to a missing person.

    I wonder if the killer parked the van in the illegal parking space hoping it would be found quickly. Very strange.

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    "When the van was found parked in a space reserved for a police official near the courthouse, police notified Orta's family to pick it up before it was impounded."
    Quoted from above article.

    My prayers for her family..
    I think whoever killed her, parked it there on purpose as a big f-u to the police, being it was found in a spot reserved for a police official. The killer most likely has a criminal background and cannot take responsibility for his crimes, blames LE and figures of authority. I hope he is found quickly.

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    Oh, this is so terrible, I feel so bad for the mother and family.

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    If the person was trying to show police incompetence, he did a good job. The car and the missing person report were in a national database and there it was right under their nose and they didn't get it.

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    Or she was killed by someone she knows and they put her there so she would be found quickly.

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    I can't even imagine.

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    Boy, they dropped the ball on this one. She and the van were reported missing. They must've run the plates on the van to find out who it belonged to. Didn't the report show up then about her and the van missing?
    Talk a brave killer...parks the van with her dead inside near the courthouse and in a reserved spot for a police official.

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    Let's hope they had a video camera in the area.

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    How did Eileen's family know she was missing? A relative of Eileen's husband Nick dropped their two year old off at a police station. Something wrong here besides the cops worrying about their parking spot.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...1,736995.story


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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    If the person was trying to show police incompetence, he did a good job. The car and the missing person report were in a national database and there it was right under their nose and they didn't get it.

    Whether the killer was trying to show how incompetent the cops are or not he sure did do a good job of it. Can you imagine. The cops are looking for this pretty girl and her vehicle for three days....there they both are right there at the police station in one of the slots for an officer!! Where was the officer parking? Or was it an official? Did they even look at the license plate...the one that they were supposed to be looking for?

    When they found the car did they just look at the registration and call the owner to come and get the car or did it dawn on them that this car belonged to the missing girl? Why didn't they go through that car...take fingerprints and check it over to see if there was any sign of foul play? Cops do that all of the time. Sounds to me like the cops were just to darn lazy to check the car over. You find a car that belongs to a missing person you go over it with a fine tooth comb...and who knows...you just might find the missing person

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    How did Eileen's family know she was missing? A relative of Eileen's husband Nick dropped their two year old off at a police station. Something wrong here besides the cops worrying about their parking spot.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...1,736995.story

    Where was the husband while that baby was being shuffled between his relatives until one of them took her to the police station. This case looks like another one of those husband cases???

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    CA - Eileen Ponce-Orta, 22, Covina, 14 February 2008

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331168,00.html


    POMONA, Calif. A woman reported missing for several days was found stabbed to death in a minivan by family members who were called by police to pick up the vehicle because it was illegally parked near a California courthouse, according to reports.
    Relatives found the body of Eileen Orta, 22, on Friday, three days after filing a missing person's report on her, Lt. Ron McDonald said.
    Tracy Ponce, the victim's mother, discovered her daughter under a pile of blankets in the minivan parked near Pomona Superior ..............SNIPPET


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    Just heartbreaking.

    Rest in Peace, Eileen.

    May justice be served.

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    From June 2010:

    http://www.insidesocal.com/iecourts/...murder-for-wo/

    An Azusa man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for the fatal stabbing of his cousin’s wife, whose body was left in an abandoned van two years ago beside Pomona Superior Court. A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for about five hours before convicting 36-year-old Joseph Gary Orta...

    Ponce-Orta, of Covina, had been unhappy in her marriage, and the month before her death she began an affair with Orta — her husband’s cousin — who had recently been released from prison for stabbing his stepfather. Orta, Ponce-Orta and the woman’s daughter, now 5, spent the final days of Ponce-Orta’s life together. Prosecutors believe a break in the relationship between Orta and Ponce-Orta may have led to the woman’s killing on Valentine’s Day...

    After Ponce-Orta’s killing, the woman’s husband and daughter had their last names changed to Ponce — removing Orta to symbolically cut ties with the Orta family, Tracy Ponce said. “There are no Ortas in our house any more,” she said.
    Sentence is 56 years to life in prison:

    http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-ne...mans-relatives



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