"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them."- Gates of Prayer
We, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP, will send our utmost condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the parents of Teresa Del Rio, who was killed in a drive by shooting on this date, June 7, 1999. We do not only remember her on the date she died but we will remember her birthday on November 8 every year.
We will always support you, Fernando and Anna, in your victims’ rights organizations. We also endorse Marsy’s Law and you are always in our prayers. We also thank you that you played a part in defeating Proposition 34.
As she was born on November 8, 1978, we will celebrate her birthday every year on this date. Let us remember how she lived on this earth.
Teresa Del Rio (November 8, 1978 to June 7, 1999) [PHOTO SOURCE: http://www.teresadelrio.org/]
MEMORIES OF TERESA DEL RIO:
Teresa Del Rio was a student at Glendale Community College and born in Los Angeles to parents Anna Soto Del Rio and Fernando Del Rio. She attended Eagle Rock Montessori Pre-School; Glendale Lutheran School; 32nd Street Middle School and Eagle Rock High School. Teresa performed in the Eagle Rock Recreation Center’s ballet Folklorico, sang in the Glendale Lutheran Children’s Choir and played piano. She worked as an extra in television and motion pictures. Among her credits were the “New Munster TV series”, The Music Video for “The Faculty,” KHJ-TV “Children’s Christmas specials,” Public affairs special “Instant Crib Death Syndrome” and others. Her major extra film credits included “Terminator II,” “American Me,” and “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” From the age of two Teresa traveled every year with her parents and had visited most of the leading museums in Europe, Mexico, Canada and others in the United States. Teresa recently completed a 16 week course in Computer Science at the Mexican American opportunity foundation and worked for Centro De Ninos in Los Angeles. Ms. Del Rio was currently enrolled in Glendale Community College to attain an AA degree and later planned to attend UCLA or San Diego State University to major in Sociology. Teresa was the only child of Anna and Fernando Del Rio.
[INTERNET SOURCE: http://www.pomc.com/mw_stories/Teresa_del_rio.html]
In 1999, Teresa del Rio was shot through her car door in Los Angeles by a “shooter for gangs” with a 9mm. (Photo courtesy) [PHOTO SOURCE: http://voxxi.com/2012/10/29/california-death-penalty-measure-victims/]