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GUILTY CA - Emma Posadas-Espinoza, 58, found murdered, La Habra, 21 July 2014

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by bflocket, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. bflocket

    bflocket Well-Known Member

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    I'm not from California. Actually, the closest I've been to actually being IN California was when I stepped out to smoke a cigarette while changing planes on the way to Hawaii.
    I just said that because I'm sure that a "local" would better access to info (i.e. print media, local TV, etc) and could provide more/better info on this.



    A resident of La Habra who was walking his dog found a woman's body hidden in bushes on 7/21/2014 (a Monday). The man also stated that his dog was "interested" in the area where she was found the Friday (7/18) before she was found.

    She was identified as Emma Posadas-Espinoza, of Lompoc. Her son hadn't seen her for a while and reported her missing on the day that her body was found. She was a social worker that was well liked in her neighborhood, which was about 200-mi (roughly 3½-hrs driving time) from where she was found. Her car (2013 Acura sedan) is missing.



    Like I said, I don't know much about CA. I'd seen a couple stories about Emma's death on the net. I originally learned about her death on ihavevanished.com.
    It just didn't really grab my attention until I realized how far La Habra was from Lompac.



    Here are some of the stories that I know of:

    http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ge...ing-tips-on-case-of-body-found-behind-carport
    La Habra Police Seek Tips in Case of Body Found Behind Carport

    http://www.ksby.com/news/la-habra-police-investigating-suspicious-death-of-lompoc-woman/
    La Habra Police Investigate Death of Lomac Woman (with video)

    http://www.keyt.com/news/neighbors-react-to-lompoc-womans-suspicious-death/27143204
    Neighbors React to Lompoc Woman's Suspicious Death
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    When did she go missing?I can't fin that info in the articles?

    Thanks for posting this!
     
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    fran Former Member

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    Below is an interview with the victim's son. She's barely gone, and he's already said to the person who did this, 'I forgive you.'

    Boy, I sure wouldn't be so forgiving, especially when it first happened. Maybe someday but not immediately.

    Because her car is missing, it appears it COULD be a carjacking gone bad. :( Maybe there was someone stranded near her home that needed to get to Orange County.

    JMHO
    fran


    Son Of Woman Found Dead In La Habra Bushes Speaks Out

    http://www.keyt.com/news/son-of-woman-found-dead-in-la-habra-bushes-speaks-out/27161438
     
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    I don't think they know that yet. Apparently she may not see her (grown) child(ren) every day, but her son noted that something was up and reported her missing on the same day she was found.

    It was probably before 7/18 if the dog acted funny at that spot then.
     
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    This is all very disturbing to me because I live in the Santa Maria area. The LE are not saying much about this case. The friends are still in shock. There are several prisons in the area and lots of gang activity. Maybe a carjacking? I would like to find more information. Orange County is about 3-4 hours from Lompoc. What the hell happened?
     
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    Here is a link to her obituary:

    "Emma Posadas-Espinoza"
    http://santamariatimes.com/lifestyl...cle_37433401-aa68-5233-907a-572921704a8c.html

    I haven't been verified yet, but I am somewhat of an insider on this case--I have a distant connection to her family. Not that I have any information about her disappearance or about this case in general. I was really shocked and dismayed to hear about her death, though I mostly know her family, not Emma herself.

    I don't know what she was doing in Orange County either, but she does have some links to Southern California. <modsnip>
     
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    Somehow I am not surprised.
     
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    My daughter went to High School with him. She said he was a real sweet guy, kind of quiet and worked out at the gym a lot and he also coached youth baseball. He was a Behavior therapist at a mental health facility and his Mom was a long time Mental Health counselor in our area and very well loved and respected in our community. That's why I'm so shocked as are most people in our town. It just seems so strange. The Mother and son were extremely close, according to all that knew them. How does this happen?
     
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    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/26/santa-maria-man-could-get-death-in-mothers-slaying/

    http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-maria-man-accused-of-killing-mom-arraigned/30419510

     
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    Orange County Trial Delayed Until 2017 For Santa Maria Man Charged With Killing Mother

    https://www.noozhawk.com/article/orange_county_trial_delayed_until_early_2017_for_santa_maria_man

    In Loving Memory of Emma Posadas-Espinoza - Facebook Page
     
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    Orange County Trial Delayed 2 Weeks For Santa Maria Man Charged With Killing Mother

    https://www.noozhawk.com/article/orange_county_trial_delayed_santa_maria_man_charged_with_killing_mother

     
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    Orange County Trial Starts For Santa Maria Man Accused of Killing Mother

    https://www.noozhawk.com/article/orange_county_trial_starts_for_santa_maria_man_accused_of_killing_mother

     
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    Jury deliberating in case of man accused of killing his mother, whose body found in La Habra

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/espinoza-745423-mother-posadas.html

     
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    Santa Maria man convicted of killing his mother

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article136375998.html

     
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    http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=5425

    https://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_maria_man_sentenced_for_killing_mom_dumping_body_in_orange_county

     

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