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

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by colette, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. colette

    colette Well-Known Member

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    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...ide-victim-was-in-early-stages/#ixzz2wTKfYoPv
    - vcstar.com

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/03/15/21-year-old-woman-found-murdered-in-santa-paula-park/
     
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  3. colette

    colette Well-Known Member

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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...77Three Homes Searched in Moran homicide.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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    colette Well-Known Member

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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...murder__victim_mourned,_SPPD_seeks_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...sed_of_Mill_Park_murder_appears_in_court.html
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    colette Well-Known Member

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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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    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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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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    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I am so glad to see this arrest. I am sick of pregnant women being slaughtered by their husbands/boyfriends. :furious:
     
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    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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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!
     
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    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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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From April 2015:

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

     
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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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    colette Well-Known Member

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    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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    August 2017:

    Judge rules against Santa Paula man's motion to throw out murder charges

    http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2017/08/24/judge-rules-against-santa-paula-mans-motion-throw-out-murder-charges/598761001/

     

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