TEMPLE CITY (CBSLA.com) — Friends and family Monday mourned the loss of a 65-year-old woman found shot to death inside her home in Temple City over the weekend.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said Carmen Garcia’s body was discovered by her daughter around 8:55 a.m. Sunday in the kitchen of the residence in the 10300 block of Key West Street.
Garcia, a retired teacher of at-risk students with the Alhambra Unified School District, was a beloved figure at San Gabriel High School.
“Students would be assigned to her. They would have appointments each week where they’d come in, meet with her. She’d make sure they’d get their work done. Keep them encouraged, keep them motivated,” said Principal Jim Schofield.
Glenna Castro, a good friend and longtime co-worker of the victim, was in disbelief about Garcia’s tragic death.
“Shocking. I can’t believe it’s her. I can’t believe anybody would ever want to hurt her,” she said.
Castro continued, “She was adored by her students. She was an excellent teacher and we’re going to miss her a lot.”