The Los Angeles Police Department’s Abused Child Section, arrested mother for child endangerment resulting in death.
On August 22, 2016, around 2:15 p.m., Rampart patrol officers responded to a radio call of a, “Suspicious Death Investigation Involving a Child”, in the 2200 block of West Sunset Avenue where Jose Pinzon met with officers. Pinzon stated to the officers that his wife, Veronica Aguilar, told him that her 11- year- old son was dead.
Pinzon located the victim wrapped in a blanket in a closet of the home, located in the 2100 block of Santa Ynez Street in the City of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The investigation revealed that the victim suffered from signs of malnutrition and physical abuse and had been deceased for a few hours. The cause of death is undetermined and is pending the Coroner’s autopsy findings.
The suspect, victim’s mother, Veronica Aguilar, 39 years-old, was booked for 273 a (a) P.C. (Child Endangerment Resulting in Death or Great Bodily Injury.)
Veronica Aguilar Photo of suspect has been provided to locate biological father of victim Anyone with information on this case is asked to call LAPD Abused Child Section, Juvenile Division at 213-486-0586. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.
Anything L.A. Magazine is all for prosecuting criminals in cases of child abuse in particular. But we are very disturbed by the use of the word “mother” in the above article. “Mother” is the synonym for love, care, safety and nourishment. Veronica Aguilar, the woman who abused and starved to death the child she gave birth to isn’t a mother by us.
Criminals get stripped from titles in professions, politics, military, sports, etc. In this case, we suggest taking away the title of “mother” from Veronica Aguilar. Torturer, yes. Murderer, yes. A mother, NO!