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Bail set in hammer murder, burning of Aurora teen

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Abigail "Aby" Villalpando

Jose M. Becerra

Enrique Prado

Juan Garnica Jr.

A white cross in memory of Abigail Villalpando was placed near Fifth Street and Wabansia Avenue in Montgomery. Authorities said the burned body of Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, was found there. Three men have been charged in connection with her murder, which was the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011.

Harry Hitzeman | Staff Photographer

A white cross in memory of Abigail Villalpando was placed near Fifth Street and Wabansia Avenue in Montgomery. Authorities said the burned body of Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, was found there. Three men have been charged in connection with her murder, which was the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011.

Harry Hitzeman | Staff Photographer

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Bail was set Monday for two of three men accused in the murder of Abigail Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, who was beaten to death with a hammer. Her burned body was moved to a wooded area near Montgomery, where it was found Saturday. Villalpando's murder is the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011. By Monday a white cross had been placed near the woods in Villalpando's memory. "Why did they do this to Abigail?" someone wrote on the cross.
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    • Abigail “Aby” Villalpando
    • Jose M. Becerra
    • Enrique Prado
    • Juan Garnica Jr.
    •  A white cross in memory of Abigail Villalpando was placed near Fifth Street and Wabansia Avenue in Montgomery. Authorities said the burned body of Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, was found there. Three men have been charged in connection with her murder, which was the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011.
    •  A white cross in memory of Abigail Villalpando was placed near Fifth Street and Wabansia Avenue in Montgomery. Authorities said the burned body of Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, was found there. Three men have been charged in connection with her murder, which was the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011.
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