Memorial Held for Walnut Resident
A public memorial service for a flight attendant killed in Mexico City last weekend will be held in Walnut on Saturday, according to friends. Nick Aaronson, 27, grew up in West Covina, but was recently living in Phoenix. Aaronson, who worked for U.S. Airways, was found strangled with his hands tied behind his back in his Mexico City hotel room on Saturday, authorities said. On Monday, police arrested 20-year-old Jose Manuel Ramirez, who was released from a Mexico City prison in June. Ramirez is accused of killing Aaronson and stealing his belongings. Chief prosecutor Miguel Mancera said Ramirez and Aaronson arrived at the downtown Hilton early Friday and went to the room together. Mancera said the attack and theft happened shortly after that, but added that he did not know how much money was reportedly stolen and what was in the safe box. Mancera said the Ramirez was identified after studying the hotel’s surveillance videos.