On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Garden Grove Police Department Detectives received information from the Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer’s Office referencing a wanted person. The suspect, Noelia Ayala (21-years-old, Garden Grove), had a $1,000,000 warrant for child abuse against her step-son.
The victim was two-years-old at the time and was severely beaten into a coma by Ayala. The child now has permanent paralysis on the left side of his body, along with lifelong disabilities.
Detectives were informed Ayala was using a fictitious name and working at a fast-food establishment in the City of Irvine.
They immediately acted on the tip; arrived at the business and observed a female matching the suspect’s description.
Detectives positively identified Ayala, arrested, and later booked her into Orange County Jail.