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Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: Detectives Investigating Homicide By Vehicle 1900 Block Of North Grand Avenue

Victim: Trisha Irene Verdugo (27) Orange

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 10:41 PM, SAPD Officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store located at 1900 North Grand Ave.

Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year old adult female, Trisha Irene Verdugo of Orange, down in the parking lot with multiple injuries. Verdugo died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

The investigation revealed that Verdugo was a mourner paying respects to Joseph Garcia who was killed at the same location the night before. The female became involved in a confrontation with a motorist in the parking lot. The motorist then hit her with her car – and after she flew some feet away he hit her again then drove off, according to the SAPD.

The suspect vehicle is tentatively described as a dark sedan.

The motive for this crime is unknown but preliminary investigation suggests the case is gang related. SAPD Homicide Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is requested to contact the SAPD Homicide Unit at (714) 245-8390.

This incident happened in Ward 3 which is represented by Jose Solorio.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

One thought on “A woman was killed while paying respects to a man who died at a Santa Ana shopping center”
  1. I know this happened 2 months ago ,my heart is shattered ..first my nephew Joseph Garcia and then 24 hours later my niece Trisha who was not. In any shape form or fashion a GANG MEMBER!!! as you can see n read for yourself the news media write what they want and investigates after the fact…get it right,she was a loving mom Wife daughter granddaughter sister aunt godmother niece and friend…may you rest in paradise mija with grama Tommy n Joseph…….we love you both so much B,9miss you every minute!!!!!!!

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