Avitha Chua Rafael

WOMAN KILLED IN SPRING VALLEY; SON WITNESSED ATTACK BY HIS FATHER

East County News Service
 

August 14, 2010 (Spring Valley) – A boy, 10, called 911 after his mother was attacked at their home in the 1000 block of Celestial Waters Drive in Spring Valley. Sheriff’s deputies found the woman, Avitha Chua Rafael, 28, dead of traumatic injuries. A search was mounted for the boy’s father, Krisanto Barquia Jopanda, 33, from whom Rafael had obtained a court protective order from in July.