A 32-year-old man accused of killing his mother, whose body was found in a trash receptacle in Huntington Park last weekend, is due in court later this month on a murder charge.
Christian Torres, who is being held in lieu of $2 million bail, is also charged with taking the victim’s vehicle without consent, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He is scheduled to be arraigned April 28 at the Norwalk Courthouse.
Deputies from the Century Station went to the 2500 block of Santa Ana Street about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of a stolen vehicle.
“They contacted the informant who stated their vehicle was missing along with a … female family member. Preliminary information revealed foul play at the location and a stolen vehicle/missing persons investigation was initiated,” according to a sheriff’s department statement.
The body of 66-year-old Teresa Pasillas Iniguez was found about 6:30 a.m. Monday in a trash bin not far from the Santa Ana Street residence, according to sheriff’s officials and the coroner’s office.
The stolen vehicle was found, along with the woman’s son, early Monday morning at an undisclosed location in Rosemead. He was initially listed as a “person of interest” and was subsequently booked on suspicion of murder, according to the sheriff’s department.
The suspect did not live with his mother, sheriff’s officials said.