The 36-year-old woman was found hanging and burned in Griffith Park, and her grieving son blasted the police for calling her death a “suicide.”
Vanessa Garcia, 36, allegedly wrote in her journal about being intimidated, drugged, and raped before she was brutally murdered, according to Anthony Espinosa, 21, who made the accusation.
Despite law enforcement’s conclusion that the death was a suicide, disturbing diary entries that Espinosa found have persuaded him that there was foul play, according to The Independent en Espaol.
Espinosa said: “I found some notes written by her, where she claimed to be sexually trafficked.”
“[The Los Angeles Police Department] said that was suicide, but, a few days ago, I found some notes written by her, where she claimed to be sexually trafficked.
“Everything she was experiencing, she wrote down in that diary; there she explains why she did what she did. She was in danger.”
But Anthony insisted “it was not suicide,” in his interview.
“My mom didn’t work. I remember that when I was younger, she had a good job and earned a lot of money,” he told the newspaper.
“I don’t know what year she lost [her] job, but in 2018, everything went downhill.
“What I know is that she had a lot of savings, and she lived on that for a while.”
“They drugged her and raped her so much that her world came crashing down on her.”