Azalea Villarreal, a 28-year-old Latina, died Thursday, July 6, after being beaten in the 6200 block of Lanto Street in Bell Gardens, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Bell Gardens police officers were called to Villarreal’s home at 10 a.m. July 5 for a “medical rescue,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Guillermo Morales said. Villarreal lived in the home with her boyfriend and their 4-year-old daughter, Morales said.
When officers arrived, they found Villarreal lying in the front yard “with visible injuries to the upper torso,” according to a sheriff’s news release.
Villarreal was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2 p.m. the following day, according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head.
Her boyfriend, Michael Robles, a 32-year-old Latino, is accused of hitting Villarreal multiple times.
“He’s a big guy, and she was very petite,” Morales said. “There’s no indication that he …
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