INCIDENT: Death of Newborn
DATE/TIME: July 19, 2019 @ 7:53 a.m.
LOCATION: 1600 N. Rose Avenue, Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Andrea Torralba, 20 year old Oxnard resident
David Villa, 21 Year old Oxnard Resident
Brandon Ordelheide, Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO: Sergeant Brandon Ordelheide
Commander Sharon Giles, 805-385-7620
On July 19, 2019, at approximately 7:53 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to St. John’s Medical Center, 1600 N. Rose Ave, regarding a suspicious injury report. Officers arrived on scene and learned that a newborn infant was in critical condition with suspicious injuries.
Detectives from the Family Protection Unit responded to assist in the investigation. During the investigation, Detectives learned that the victim’s mother, Andrea Torralba, and her boyfriend, David Villa, strangled the victim until he was unconscious.
Medical staff was notified that the infant was unresponsive and, despite the efforts of the medical team, the infant succumbed to his injuries.
Andrea Torralba and David Villa were both arrested for assault on a child by means of force resulting in the child’s death, a Felony, and their bail has been set at $1,000,000.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact Detective Juan Morales at (805) 385-3922, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.