Body found at La Mirada Regional Park

LA MIRADA — Coroner’s officials are investigating the discovery of a body found at La Mirada Regional Park early Wednesday as a possible suicide.
The body, initially described only as male, was found about 7 a.m. at the park, in the 13000 block of Adelfa Drive, Los Angeles County coroner’s Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
The death was initially reported as a possible suicide by hanging, however the investigation was in its early stages.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials released no information.

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  • Gina

    This is so horriable and made me so sick to my stomach. I have a son that attends La Mirada High and heard about when he came home. This is the third sucide in La Mirada this month!!!!!!!!! Its so sad that these kids take there own lives. It breaks my heart……..

  • Some guy

    I go to LMHS… and yeahhh good thing we had a late start today though.,.. which means we go to school at 10… if not.. well… more students would have seen it… and yeah… 3rd suicide in a week…

  • jen

    who was the 3rd suicide???

  • Anonymous

    the guy killed himself on Wednesday his girlfriend killed herself and their unborn child the day before on Tuesday!

  • Anonymous

    Omg! Who were they? What were their names? I know the other one who died, tim, is in thesame grade as me…i cant bliv this, why are they takinf their own lives like that…so sad

  • Anonymous

    So sad that these kids cant talk to their parents! Their parents must feel like crap considering,the girlfriend was that afraid to tell her parents she was pregnant because of what they would think of her! That must really be a slap in the face to them! Maybe parents should expect so much out of their children we all make mistakes sometimes some of us just do it sooner than others! we are after all human!

  • Anonymous

    I think his name was Eddie he would of been a senior this year!

  • Anonymous

    Hes a grade higher than my son, and my son is a junior at La MIrada!

  • Anonymous

    Hes a grade higher than my son, and my son is a junior at La MIrada!

  • unknown

    no normal teenaged kid really wants to kill themself,teen suicide is a kin to murder, some outside influence usually an adult played a major role! Love your Children!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mother who believes in Gods Love

    My heart goes out to those families..but I just want to tell every young person who reads this that There is Hope in Jesus Christ and he loves You so Much…when your going through something that seems hopless walk into a Bible Based church and talk to someone…God BleSs you….

  • anonymous

    Some adults might be thinking “these are just kids! they can’t be depressed or suicidal! they don’t even know what the real world is like!”
    Well, maybe they haven’t gone through all of life’s ups and downs, but high school can be a really rough time. You have all this pressure to graduate, get your license, get a job, and be the son/daughter your parents want you to be.
    It’s hard to find someone to talk to who won’t judge you or snitch. It’s a very insecure environment.

    I wonder what it is that these kids went through to where they felt like there was no other option than to kill themselves. What lead up to that moment, what could have changed their minds.

    I would like to share some words that I’ll never forget or fail to appreciate:

    “Suicide is an option, but it is the last option. It might sound like a good idea today, and maybe three days from now, but what if in a months time it sounds like a bad idea? What if in several months it sounds outrageous? With suicide there’s no turning back- bang, that’s it- you’re dead and you can’t change anything about it. I’m not going to try to convince you to not kill yourself, but just realize there are countless options you have to choose from, that are better than suicide. Why not try those first?”

  • Anonymous

    Tim friend you were a good person. I wish you would have told someone of your problems i would had listened.

  • anonymous

    Yes very sad in deed, as for the girl who took her life and her unborn child. she should have confronted him and let him know the situation. kids need to understand love isnt love in highschool and if it is its RARE! life goes on and there are other fish in the sea. she would have had help from family and friends. and as for him i could only imagine the burden for him its tough being young and not understanding life. and poor tim. if only anyone knew what he was going through very sad, i wish that there was a place people could go to to confide and talk about whats bothering them. things always have a better option then the last option. prayers to the family and friends of the young lost ones. and may god be with them through tough times! god bless and rest in peace.

  • MA

    Were all human beings, were not perfect and make mistakes and at a certain point in our lives weve all thought about suicide as the solution to all of our problems. But life is beautiful you know and theres always better ways to solve any problems. Just know that theres help and theres people that will always be willing to help and listen to you. Youre not alone but when youre facing a difficult situation, you need to go out and look for help. Dont be afraid.
    HS can be very difficult but at the same time it can be a great and rewarding experience that youll only live once. Once, youre done with it and move on with your life and realized that 5, 10 years have gone by, and then youll realize that it wasnt that bad after all. So live the moment now and have fun and enjoy life but always seek for help if you ever need it!

  • Corey

    My heart is broke to hear about these three young people. My prayers go out to all the families who has lost there children. My son is a student at La Mirada High. There are too many young people that we are losing. Us as adults and parents need to start asking our children more questions. Our children may feel that we’re prying and being nosy, but so what. We all want to provide a good home, discipline and structure for our children. But not fear. These three babies needed help and it seems for some reason they felt that they had no one to talk to. Parents, family and friends should be the support system, no matter how bad any situation is.
    GOD WILL NEVER PUT MORE ON A PERSON THAT HE/SHE CAN’T BARE. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ANSWER. HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE 24/7. HE IS ALWAYS LISTENING WHETHER YOU’RE SPEAKING OUT LOUD OR SOFTLY.
    Let’s please come together and help our children.

  • Anonymous

    People here are saying “If these kids only had someone to talk to…” I’ve been one whom Tim has talked to explicitly about his future, his plans, and questions he had regarding Christianity and his place in the world, especially this last year. I’m aware there’s a long history of stuff in his life and upbringing I don’t know about, but since I’ve known Tim, he’s been a person with a very secret part of him that he kept from the world, and it’s always struck me as weird, not right. At the end, he really was trying to seek out purpose in life, and that’s why he was so interested in Christianity. But I don’t know if he was patient enough. This life is incredibly difficult to be patient with. I specifically told him just a few days ago that he needs to commit to the something he really loves, which was woodworking, and stick to it because it’s what brought him joy in life, and to stick to it even if there weren’t so many jobs available because machines are doing all the woodworking nowadays. I told him committing to your something is the step of faith Christianity requires, and that even if his commitment was a “Mistake” God will provide something for you, as long as you’re open to his Spirit, because that’s the promise of faith. I should have said that this ‘something’ is your deepest, truest convictions. And I know that for a fact, because I’ve had thoughts of suicide. To be honest, if it weren’t for my faith in God’s promises, I’d have already killed myself. The amount of suffering that goes on in this world just isn’t worth the momentary pleasures life can bring. Anyone who says otherwise is deceiving themselves. If I didn’t trust God in his ability to redeem my suffering through love, then I’d have made the same decision.

    But I do understand that if you go long enough holding onto your hurt and pain, which translates into fear of taking risks and making commitments, the harder it is to find a reason to live, and the harder it is to be a Christian (and Christianity is NOT what most popular Christian speakers say it is – Christianity is all about being redeemed through suffering).

    Be careful, everyone – the longer you hold on to your hurts and pains, holding grudges against individuals or just the whole world for the wrongs you’ve suffered, the harder it’ll be to live in this world. This is why forgiving all who wrong you is so important, because if you don’t forgive, it’s not the other person who suffers, it’s you who increase your own suffering. But if you forgive everything and everyone, constantly, then the suffering you bear will be made lighter by God, and you will receive a peace that passes understanding.

    Be real with yourselves. Trust in God’s love and his promises. Look for God everywhere. Don’t fool yourselves, don’t deceive yourselves, and then nobody can deceive you. Only God offers a peace that passes understanding, and the only way to attain it and maintain it is to bear the suffering of forgiveness. It’s the only suffering we can bear, because it’s the only suffering God will bear together with us.

    But most of all – honestly consider your deepest, truest convictions, the things you really love that are buried in the deepest parts of yourself, and have the courage to stand on them, because that’s the only place you’re going to meet God.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime/2011/09/body-found-at-la-mirada-region.html Lisa

    La Mirada, we as a community need to come together in prayer and stand in the gap for these children. My heart and prayers go out to all the families in our community who have lost children. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the middle of them. (Matthew 18:20) The enemy is out to KILL, STEAL and DISTROY!!! I would like to have a community prayer who ever is interested please contact me at elijahdesierefaith@yahoo.com we can set a time a meeting place.

  • Anonymous

    Tim was a friend of my sons and I concidered him a friend of mine also..I am sad…my stomach feels empty and I fell upset at myself for not trying harder to figure out and help him….I knew and felt that he had much sadness and I just brushed it off…most was a gut feeling I had and now I wish I could have done more…all I can say is: if u come accross any human being who is sad and you suspect it. Take time to let them know you care…make a little effort as an adult to help someone…rest in peace Tim as you are with your mother now…and dream large in heaven…

  • sandy

    There is a prayer meeting at La Mirada Christian Church tonight from 5:30- 6:30 for the city of La Mirada, in light of the situation. Everyone is welcome.

  • Becky

    The reports state, “Three Suicides.”
    Is the unborn baby being included in this number?
    If not, when did the 3rd suicide occur?

  • anonymous

    I feel bad for the young girl who decided to go to school early that day and take a short cut through the park and saw him there hanging from a tree. She will probably never get that horrible image out of her head. Its such a sad situation. It baffles me as to why someone would do such a thing.

  • Anonymous

    This is so scary and sad because me and a few friends were at this park the same night this happened!! So freaked out!

  • Anonymous

    omg, so a student found him, does anyone know who the student is. this is sad, scary and disturbing. I know that there are alot of messages saying that its hard going to HS and all that, but seriously what can be so possibly hard that you need to take your life. We need to teach our children that there is nothing worth taking your life, all problems have a solution no matter how bad they are, we have all hurt, been hurt and there are millions hurting, but not reason enough to take our life. There is only ONE person who take our lives and its GOD. All those students that feel the only way out is killing your self, get closer to god, you will find your answers and it is not death.

  • Anonymous

    SUICIDE is NEVER the answer, no matter how bad you think things are. problems always have solutions, and suicide is never the answer, it should NEVER even be an option, or a thought.

  • Anonymous

    Who is the third sucide. I know of Tim and his girlfriend but who is the third if not the baby. Still my hearts goes out to thier familes and i hope that tim his girlfreind are at peace now.

  • matt

    I don’t care what anyone says, there is nothing in this world worth killing yourself over. Why put yourself, your family, and your friends through that? I feel bad for the families of these people because they lost a loved one, but when someone says I should feel bad for the person who killed themselves, I laugh and tell them I feel no sympathy for a person who takes the easy way out. Does it suck that it happens? Of course it does, but they took the escape route and their family and friends are the people who are really paying for it. Basically, the way I see it is if life is so hard that you can’t handle it, you didn’t belong here in the first place. And I honestly don’t mean any disrespect to the families, but don’t let anyone say that these kids should’ve had someone to talk to. If they needed to talk that bad, they would’ve done so. Like I said, they took the easy way out rather than actually sharing their feelings. Therefore, I feel no sympathy for the “victims”.

  • Anonymous

    The third suicide was Eddie Gutierrez and he was the girls boyfriend.

    When did Tim’s mother pass away? that could be the reason for his suicide.

  • Anonymous

    In response to Matts comment..whos criticism and opinion bothers me…here are a few thoughts for you to harbor…you dont know how bad depression in someone can get…you have no idea how a person feels to be in such mental and emotional agony that suicide seems like a viable option. Dont judge anyone until you walk in the shoes they walk on. You may then have at least a little empathy for them?? Depression is a mental illness…this makes it hard for a person to focus on anything or anyone outside your emotional suffering. Matt you dont seem to have a clue…let me give you something else to criticize…overeating not controlling your fat content and having a heart attack from it…that is an illness which caused your death but you dont care about those people…right or people.who excessively smoke who have cancer and lung disease and die..knowing doing these things lead to slowly killing yourself…i dont criticize these people because i know its an addiction or disease. it saddens me that u would write such negative thoughts on people who are depressed I hope you or your family never get a depression diagnosis….

  • LEGEND

    I just wanted to say, we are all given this world, we didnt make it! we didnt ask for anything or the situations were put in throughtout life, but hopefully we all try to make the best of it. I know that Tim made the best of his life even when he felt sad. I had countless extremely personal conversions exchanged between us. Talking of life, love, human rights, honestly there wasint a topic we didnt talk about. It seemed too me when we would have those talks we were just trying to understand and see other perspectives he comforteed me with my personal issues as i did with him. Bottom line he was very curious of the world and how it works we had FUN and he was HAPPY! RIP TIM
    and matt which i doubt ur real name is because tim never spoke of much matts…. u should really listen to my mother she is so smart, because if you were to say that too some others like me for example, you wouldnt get any sympathy… lets just say ur opinion will drastically change! also the words you type seem very naive and i feel sorry for your understanding of death, problems, and suicide. obviously you need to live ur life more instead of state ur primitave opinions because you are clueless to the outside world.
    Dont worry though matt one day you will understand and when you do… i hope you are shown MERCY! I shake my head at you
    FROM
    ALEXANDER!!!!!!!!!
    whatever i say it will not give tim enough justice!
    i just wanna say i will always listen to sublime-garden grove … me and him had good times poolside to that song/band!

  • Anonymous

    So the girlfriend of Eddie Gutierrez was the first suicide and then Eddie and then Tim, does anyone know if that is correct? Does anyone know how old the girlfriend was? I’ve heard some rumors about the Eddie and girlfiend situation and I don’t know if anyone really knows the whole true story. It’s all so sad.

    Some of the La Mirada kids and parents were at the school the night before Tim’s suicide for a Water Polo mtg…..it’s so sad that nobody saw him beginning the attempt and could have possibly intervened. You have to wonder why he did it out in the open where people (students) were going to see and forever be affected. Guess he wasn’t thinking rationally or he wouldn’t have done what he did.

    It’s sad that 2 (or 3) people SO YOUNG felt that life wasn’t worth living when in a few months they would have most likely felt differently…….but I guess when you’re young you don’t see it that way.

  • matt

    Alex, my name is Matt Faria. I’m from la mirada, but am kind of embarrassed to be since everyone and their mother has become a raver (sorry, kinda off topic). I never said anything about knowing about the outside world since I’m only 19, but I have been in Tim’s shoes and you know what? I changed my shoes. Like I said before, there is absolutely nothing in this world worth killing yourself over. I don’t understand death and I’m sure you don’t either since neither of us has been there, but again, I’ve stared down the path that these three people took and decided that it wasn’t worth it. I hate to state the obvious, but “mental illness” is just that, mental. Its not like they had an arm cut off so they can’t wipe their ass anymore. I don’t doubt that your mother is “wise”, but I can’t can’t say whether she is smart or not because I don’t know her. Things like overeating, smoking, and our favorite topic of suicide, are all controlable no matter how hard it is to gain that control. Even though we are debating, I thank you for your hope of a “depression diagnosis” free life and do apologize for your loss.

  • Anonymous

    Correction the female didn’t commit suicide… she staged it! Too bad she didn’t let her boyfriend know in time before he shot himself, now she’s facing involuntary manslaughter charges!!! Pick me for the jury!

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody know the name of the girlfriend?

  • Anonymous

    Please if anybody knows anything about the girl as far as a name or where she lived please say so. Give the family an answer

  • Anonymous

    The girlfriend “staged” her own suicide? What is that supposed to mean? She made it look like she did so that he could know but she didn’t actually do it? And why would she do that?

    Is nothing being said (online) about this because she is a minor?

  • LEGEND

    yah go ahead and take my words so literally…… i can see you have problems understanding just from that!
    IDC wat u have to say, i just want my friend back without having to read stuff from imbosiles.

    JOHN: Sorry tim, that this could not be a memorial page but instead everyone decided to judge and pretend to think like you.and thx for the family and friends who supported and stood up for him. you can never understand tim not even the church, they use god as a missing answer in life but everyone has there own god and reason for living.so if a church was really a church they would’nt care about what religion your specifcly in but to follow your heart and do what makes you happy,Theres a god in all of us. (all religion\evolution have good morals).

  • Tracy

    Hi Matt, I am an adult and I strongly agree with you. After hearing about these suicides It startled me because I have adolescents that go to LMHS, first thing that came to mind was, “oh no this is something I seriously need to talk to them about – suicide” I was worried that these teenagers are taking this so lightly, taking their life away. I also believe and made it clear to my children that there is no reason why anyone should take their life away fir no one, or no problem. Every problem no matter how bad you may think it is, is worth you losing your life for. I also believe it is a cowardly thing to do. As a catholic I firmly believe that one that commits suicide is a murderer, bc this is not the time and date God had chosen for you to go, you took it upon yourself to go against God’s wishes. In my faith and believe a murder does not go to heaven unless they seriously repent, I seriously doubt these kids had any time to repent. I wish their families the best, I’m sure it has got to be very difficult to go through. I understand Tim’s mother passed away, but parents, being a parent is not giving your children the latest gadget, clothing and shoes, talk to your children, I’m sure these young people showed some signs of despair, “depression” if you want to call it. For the earlier writer criticizing Matt, yes depression is mental, it’s powerful but there are also signs, changes in the person, which people around them would have seen changes in these people if you want to pin their suicide on depression. So Eddie clotted suicide bc his girlfriend’s deceitful lies, anyone know why Tim committed suicide, are these 3 young people related in one way or another?

  • Anonymous

    As a Catholic you should believe that God is MERCIFUL! and who r u to judge these kids? The Bible says he who is without sin be the first to throw a stone. So r u without sin that you’re able to judge?

  • tracy

    I’m not judging anyone, im just voicing my opinion as you and many on this page are. This is MY belief, you don’t have to share my beliefs and I don’t have to share yours.But I can say as much as I want that suicide in MY heart, beliefs and thoughts is the most cowardly thing to do. These parents and families are left without answers with a huge void, why because these kids wouldn’t speak up, talk about what was wrong, bc the easiest way to not have to deal with problems is to kill yourself or bc people didnt see the signs or hints that something was wrong. Im sure these kids were not jolly go lucky kids, as they have been described by those that knew them, the day that they were going to kill themselves, or even days before. Yeah, they dont have to worry about anything else ever again, not even to breath, but what about their loved ones, obviously they didnt care enough about their loved ones to this to them.I feel sorry for their loved ones not them. I hope that young adolescents dont think that this is the right thing to do or their best option, suicide is never the answer and all these EXCUSES given for them are pitiful, thats all they are excuses, bc there are no valid reasons why anyone should think suicide is ok.

  • Anonymous

    Suicide goes against the commandments of God. In fact, the sixth commandment tells us, “You shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13). This command is based on the sanctity of human life. We must remember that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26).

    Suicide is one of the greatest acts of selfishness, for in it the individual caters to his his own will, ignoring the catastrophic effects it has on others.

  • Anonymous

    who found Tim, Wednesday morning? is that person ok?

  • Anonymous

    How did Eddie end his life? Who found Tim at the park? is that person ok, psychologically?

  • Anonymous

    What is the reason that Eddie committed suicide?

  • Anonymous

    Eddie shot himself last Thursday. I am a close family friend and some of the things I am reading are just ridiculous, please do not spread word of something you heard without confirming it first. There is a family and many other friends hurting.

  • Momx4

    I have been reading these commits left by people who knew these young people and others who didn’t.. There should be no bickering or blaming… We can’t live on what if or could of should of…. Remember them the way you knew them nobody can judge them except god… Life is hard sometimes but, we have to remember sometimes even when they speak to friends or whom ever they choose life still doesn’t make any sense… As we get older we learn these tools and are more open but, at the same time life sometimes puts a grip on even the strongest adults…. I hope people will remember these young people with great memories, there laughter, there smile and the way they touched each person in there life.. Pray for there family’s so they can find peace don’t make it worse for them then it already is… They too read these commits…. My prayers go out to there family and friends…

  • Anonymous

    This is not the place to debate your opinion on suicide…doing so is very SELFISH…Tim will have SALVATION….

  • Leslie

    This is all sad, I didnt know either guy, but it is very sad for the families left behind. I hope these families find closure and serenity.

  • tp

    A few years ago our son pondered suicide a few times during his junior and senior years in HS. I was- and still am- grateful our son read that suicide is selfish. I believe it was God’s way of intervening and our son noticed. He otherwise would have ended his life like these 3 poor souls from LMHS. My heart grieves for the families and friends of these three students.

    Please choose your words carefully when you post a comment here. A few years ago, our family lost a loved one to an accident in La Mirada. He was a son, a brother, a father, a friend to many. There were some hurtful comments posted about his accident and they did not help. Likewise, these students who took their lives were sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends to many. Their family and friends are already experiencing grief beyond compare. Let’s try to spare them additional grief.

  • tp

    *Please do not rush to judgment of these students or their families and friends.

  • Rebecca Gutierresz

    I HAVE 2 TEENAGE BOYS THAT ATTEND LA MIRADA HIGH SCHOOL AS A PARENT I WOULD BE DEVESTATED IF SOMETHING LIKE THIS WERE TO HAPPEN TO ONE OF MY CHILDREN. MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THESE CHILDREN’S FAMILY FOR THERE LOSS,THEY ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND AS FOR THIS GIRL THAT STAGED HER SUICIDE,I DO HOPE THAT THEY FIND HER,SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF KNOWING THAT HER BOYFRIEND COMMITED SUICIDE THINKING THAT SHE WAS DEAD.

  • Anonymous

    thats messed up! how ridiculous! they can report on the caucasian child that kills himself, yet that was one , but the day before there where two MEXICAN children of god that took there lives aswel and and unborn childs life aong with them and yet i cant find NOTHING of the two kids that were mexican and killed themsleves. show some pitty to mexican people as well is there lives not as important than the graduated caucasian.for those who dont consider the two first deaths at all i pitty your soul just as i pitty all these children of god. no matter they’re wrongs before the deaths they all committed the biggest of sins, should they not be considered equal even AFTER DEATH?

  • Anonymous

    I’m gueesing it’s because the other 1 was only 17 and the “supposed” girlfriend was also a minor. This guy was 19 years old. Doesn’t matter the race it’s all very sad.

  • LMx4

    Okay let’s not make this about race…. If you were looking and reading in the correct places you would have read about the young man… No there was not allot said about him due to the fact that he was a minor… Nobody knows anything about the young women just her family and friends she lived in a different city… And the other young man was an adult and found in a community park… Where as the minor was at home… So please white, brown, purple, green it really doesn’t matter…. Stop trying to make things harder..

  • LMx4

    Okay let’s not make this about race…. If you were looking and reading in the correct places you would have read about the young man… No there was not allot said about him due to the fact that he was a minor… Nobody knows anything about the young women just her family and friends she lived in a different city… And the other young man was an adult and found in a community park… Where as the minor was at home… So please white, brown, purple, green it really doesn’t matter…. Stop trying to make things harder..

  • Anonymous

    Did this girl exist/was she really pregnant by Eddie???? If so, what is her name & someone needs to let Eddie’s family know, they deserve closure!!!!

  • Anonymous

    yes eddie shot himself because he broke up with his girlfriend so to pay him back or get back at him she told her friends and families to tell him she committed suicide what was she thinking how stupid can one person be or selfish she deserves every charge she gets and as far as her friends and family go they should bw charged as accomplices

  • Anonymous

    DO YOU KNOW THE GIRLFRIENDS NAME? CITY OR SCHOOL SHE GOES TO???

  • Anonymous

    so is this girl even pregnant??????

  • Anonymous

    the girls name is Destiny she lives in Whittier, and yes she really is pregnant by Eddie! too bad he will never be able to see his child!

  • Anonymous

    the girls name is Destiny shes from Whittier and yes she really is pregnant from Eddie! Too bad he will never get to see his child1