Posted 2 years ago
Urban Jungle by Trish Mayo on Flickr.
The vine covered house was the scene of a murder on February 13, 1958. Sixteen year old Lillian Mojica was raped, strangled and her body burned. Her mother had left the house at around 6:00am to go to work, and Lillian’s body was found by her 15 year old brother when he came home from school at around 3:30pm. Lillian’s father died about a year earlier and the mother took in boarders. The Mojica family lived on the bottom floor and 4 boarders lived on the 2 upstairs floors. One of the boarders, Pablo Vargas (33) was arrested the following day, February 14, 1958. He was convicted of the murder and electrocuted in 1960.
Posted on February 5th, 2012