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