Teacher Veronica Aguilar Found Dead in Burned Car; Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Murder
In California, 27-year-old teacher and UCLA graduate Veronica Aguilar was found dead in the trunk of a burned car. Firefighters found her body Wednesday after responding to a fire at the home of 37-year-old Matthew Switalski in the Quartz Hill neighborhood of Lancaster, according to KTLA. Neighbors in the Los Angeles suburb told the station that the two had been in a previous relationship.
Switalski, described as a “person of interest” after the grisly discovery in his garage, was located in Kern County late Thursday and arrested on suspicion of murder. Neighbors reported hearing a woman scream and what sounded like an explosion just before the fire broke out on 38th Street West. “Around 2 a.m., I heard a bloodcurdling scream,” a neighbor who spoke to KTLA on condition of anonymity said.