(L.A.) Veronica Aguilar, 27, Died in Lancaster
Case Number: 2023-17908
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 27-year-old Hispanic female that occurred in a vehicle.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Veronica Aguilar.
Manner of Death: Homicide
Cause of Death: Blunt Head Trauma and Sharp Force Injuries
RIP VERONICA AGUILAR (August 9, 1996 – December 20, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 8:49 a.m.
Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on February 2.
The decedent’s charred body had been found in the trunk of a car in the Quartz Hill neighborhood of Lancaster.
Matthew Switalski, 37, was arrested at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Kern County and booked on suspicion of murder. His bail has been set at 10 million dollars.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Switalski owns the home in the 41400 block of 38th Street West where the body was found early Wednesday morning when fire crews extinguished a fire in the garage.
Aguilar’s body was found in the trunk of a car that was parked in the garage.
The suspect is believed to be her boyfriend. Aguilar was a UCLA graduate and an elementary school teacher.
On January 19, 2024, Veronica Aguilar was buried at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, 808 East Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, California 93535.