Pamela E. Graddick of the Bronx, New York City, New York, United States died at the age of 26. Her body was found in a trash bag on in a wooded glen off the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York on September 4, 2012.
Graddick shared an apartment with Wanda Veguilla and Veguilla’s children on Morris Avenue in the Bronx. Veguilla was 5 years older than Graddick.
On August 11, 2012, John Torres, then 20, of Yonkers and another person allegedly went to Veguilla’s apartment and gave her a paper bag with a gun in it. The name of the other person was not released.
In the evening, Graddick was seen on surveillance video walking past a business on Morris Avenue. She was on her way home from shopping with friends at the Gateway Center mall near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Either that evening or on the morning of August 12, 2012, Veguilla allegedly fatally shot Graddick in their apartment. After the shooting, Torres and the other person who gave Veguilla a gun allegedly helped Veguilla dispose of Graddick’s body in a wooded area in Yonkers.
On August 13, 2012, Veguilla told the family of Graddick that she had returned after the weekend to find the latter gone. On August 14, 2012, the family reported Graddick missing to the New York City Police Department.
Since 2019, Torres has been on post-release supervision. Prior to this, he served five years in prison for robbery and weapon possession.
Yonkers Police Department officers arrested Veguilla on January 23, 2022. She was arraigned on March 1, 2022.
Torres was arrested on January 25, 2022. He was arraigned on March 8, 2022.
A grand jury in Westchester County indicted Veguilla for murder in the second degree and tampering with physical evidence. Torres was indicted for criminal facilitation in the second degree, hindering prosecution in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence.