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Police search San Bernardino County landfill for pregnant girl's body

Police were combing a Rialto landfill Tuesday morning in search of the body of a 17-year-old pregnant girl who investigators say was killed and dumped in the trash by her boyfriend.

Anyssia Escamilla, 17, of Bloomington was reported missing May 11 after she didn't come home from classes at Bloomington High School, said Fontana Police Sgt. Billy Green.

Jesus Avitia Jr., 18, her boyfriend and classmate, was arrested Friday and charged with her death. Green said Avitia admitted to investigators that he had killed Anyssia and put her in a trash bin near his home. 

Anyssia was about three months pregnant with Avitia's child, according to police. She also had a 3-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Even with 50 people assigned to the case -- including a mix of 30 sworn officers and volunteers sifting through the Mid-Valley Landfill -- it could take up to three days to find her body, Green said.

If no remains are found at that location, the search will continue at a second landfill in Corona, where Anyssia's body may have been transported. If they find her body, the coroner will perform an autopsy.

"We need closure for the family, as well as the cause of death," Green said. 

-- Tony Barboza

Photos: Jesus Avitia was arrested Friday and charged in connection to the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Anyssia Escamilla. Credit: Fontana Police Department and KTLA

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Wow...really outstanding parents this girl had....not that anyone deserves to be murdered....but a 17 year old with a 3 year old child from a "previous relationship"?

I understand people want "closure" but is this sifting though stuff wasting tax $$ and free time really worth it when the scum has admitted to killing the girl?

Also, call me cold, but 17 with a 3 year old and 1 on the way, cant say this didnt help society in someway...

Call it natural selection if you want

ok wait ... this girl is 17 with a 3 year old ? and was 3 mnths preg ? that sucks ! this guy is a monster for killing this poor girl .. and the parents have them selfs to blame ! sorry to say but a fouteen year old having a baby ? weres the suppervision ? the guidence ? come on mom and dad ! wake up ! i'm sure that moron paniced and didn't where to turn, once again mom dad ... hello !!

Two winners...

This is sad,.....BUT
17 with a 3 year old kid and one on the way.

this is very sad, she was only 17, pregnant abd a mother of 3 yr old. what is that child gonna do without his/her mama? people just dont think before they re-act and do something sooo stupid. may she rest in peace and may the family have closure

wow pregnant at 14 and 17 and now dead, horrible, where are her parents..... bet she was used for citizenship and welfare benefits.


comment for sandra... not sure if you realize this but perhaps since she went missing her Myspace was logged into looking for info on what happend to her?? It wouldnt be the first time that has happend when police are searching for a missing person.

Its not hard for the police to trace everything you do on a computer. everyone leaves an online trail even if you try to hide it or dont think so. your computer saves everything and can be accessed by the authorities if needed.

This is absolutely disgusting. How can people sit here and read this story and say, "Oh this is sad, but she was 17 and already had a three year old and one on the way." The very idea that, because a girl has children in her teenage years she must be a burden on society is ridiculous. Unless I misread the story it says that she was still in school which means she was still trying to make something out of her life. And @erics you are an absolute ass. You feel that looking for a murdered teenagers body is a waste of tax dollars. My response to you is that you are a waste of oxygen. Could you imagine being this girl's parents and knowing that her body is buried under trash? Would you say just save the tax dollars and leave her there?

Yes, I agree that a 17 year old has no business having two kids but to somehow rationalize her death given this circumstance is unbelievable. She was somebody daughter and mother. Have a little respect.

This girl wasn't perfect but sure didn't deserve to die. This guy should get the death penalty. I'm glad he's 18.

Maybe if those people here leaving those cold comments disappeared in the same manner, we would be ridding ourselves of the type of heartless animals that cause wars, MURDER, rape, etc...

...spiritual selection...

oh boy

They should arrest the parents and throw them in jail.

Having a baby at age 14?

I'm 100% OK with throw great mom and dad in jail.

okay her myspace saying she was logged on doesnt mean it was her on... Everyone knows that now in days boyfriends nd gurlfriends give each other there passwords... so it coulda easily been him on her myspace pretending it was herr.! She did pretend he didnt do nothing in the beginningg. gosh he even put up missing sign of her supposely tryin to help her family.!!!!!!! i dont know what kind of sick minded person could do that... Anyssia was such a sweetheart:) she was always smiling and she didnt deserve this what so everr...

you people are soooo going to hell.. theres a 17 year old girl that just got murdered and yes she had a 3 year old son but all you can concentrate is that.. now theres a child with no mother parents without a daughter.. a sister or brother or even maybe both with no sibling.. grandparents with a grandchild taken.. yeah i wonder how you all sleep at night.. imagine if this was your child.. may she rest in peace and her family finally find some closure.. and to all you people that have nothing but rude comments about the dead may god have mercy on your soul.


tHaTs CrAZiI why would her boyfriend kill such a beautiful women thats just wack yo


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