Jennifer Avina-Ortega, 20

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According to Pasadena police that’s the name of the city’s second homicide victim in 2008.

Avina-Ortega, 20, was shot to death in the 1800 block of East Villa street, officials said.

Police who found her were responding to reports of gunfire and heard the plaintive wail of a woman crying out for help. She died before midnight at Huntington Memorial Hospital, police said.

Family and friends of Avina-Ortega Wednesday gathered near where she fell. A memorial was erected and theories about here death were bandied about. Police said they have no witnesses and no motive for the shooting.

 

 

Here’s the photo caption:

Berlin Ortega writes a message on a memorial poster for her sister
Jennifer Ortega, “I Love You Jenny”, in the parking lot of Linda Rosa
Market in the 1800 block of Villa Street in Pasadena, Wednesday,
August 20, 2008.  Jennifer Ortega was shot to death at about 10 p.m.
on Tuesday night in the parking lot of Linda Rosa Market. (SGVN/Staff
Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)

 

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  • Elizabeth Huizar

    It’s been a long time since I last saw Jenny. She was just a little girl. It was very hard to beleive that little jenny was murdered. To her sister and mom, Sorry for your loss. She was a great girl. I will be seeing you guys soon and again, sorry for the loss.

    Elizabeth Huizar

  • marissa ruiz

    I am so sorry for your lost gumecinda, berlin and the boys. I knew you all are grieving for her loss, but my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • EMiLy CANELAS

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  • EMiLy CANELAS

    WELL i DONt REALLy NOE U BUt i LiVE A StREEt AWAy FROM WERE ALL OF tHisz HAPPENED! && YOU WERE tO yOUNG && PREtty tO DiE LiKE tHisz! tO JENNysz MOtHER AND RELAtiVEsz i NOE HOW U FEEL i HAVE LOSt tO MANy PEOPLE iN My LiFE tO!i NOE tHAt WERE SHE isz RitE NOW isz A WAy BEttER PLACE tHEN tHiS CREWL WORLD! iVE BEEN tO WEAR U WERE UR LiFE ENDED && SAW tHAt U HAVE A LOt OF PEOPLE tHAt LOVE yOU && WEN i WENt tHERE tO C U i MEt UP WitHsz GUy HE WAsz PREtty OLD BUt NOt tHAt OLD && HE tOLD USz tHAt HE SAW U WALKiNG WiTH UR BACK PACK && SAW tHAt A GUy WAsz FALLOWiNG U && JUSt KOULDNt SEE Hisz FACE! tHE MAN ALSO SAiD tHAt HE WAsz WAitiNG FOR tHE LiGHt && WEN HE WAsz WAiTiNG HE HEARD DiSPAROS && HE WENt TO GO LOOK && SAW U LAyiNG ON THE FLOOR && it WAsz tO LAtE! SORRy!WiSHED tHAt i KOULD OF HELPED yOU! :|

  • Ismael Garcia Ortega

    I am so sorry 4 our loss.Iam feeling the same as ur family. My thoughts & prayers are with u.I dont want to beileve things happen in this earth to hurt nobody espically at her age. I remember when she went to disney land with us she was a beautiful guerita. Haora aseptar que ya no te podemos abrasar pero siempre estaras en nuestro corazones adios adios
    from ismael from farmington new mexico

  • JSP

    i will always remember u girl, i cant beleive this happened..

  • Vilma Ortega

    WE MISS YOU JENNY!! <3