Who Was Aurora Godoy? The San Bernardino Victim Was The Youngest At Just 26 Years Old
Names have been released of the 14 victims of a tragic shooting that took place at the Inland Regional Center in Southern California. Ages range from 26 years old to 60 years old. Aurora Godoy was the youngest San Bernardino shooting victim and would have turned 27 in February had she not been killed. Godoy lived a full life and was married to James Godoy for three years, the two having tied the knot in 2012. She had recently given birth to a baby boy named Alexander as well as celebrated her wedding anniversary, though Aurora and James had been together six years prior. Aurora's abandoned Twitter account from that year paints a picture of a woman deeply in love with her husband and as passionate about NBC's The Voice as she was about football, specifically the Green Bay Packers.
Her taste in music was varied and included Voice stars like Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as well as country superstars Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley. She was an Aquarius and would have celebrated her 27th birthday on Feb. 1. Aurora was a passionate sports fan and avidly followed UFC. She enjoyed traveling and took trips to San Francisco and Vermont. A devoted family woman, she enjoyed packing lunches for her husband, cooking, and having the occasional date night. In short, Aurora was just like any other millennial woman who had found herself established, with a steady career and a steady partner.
State records indicate that at one point Aurora worked for San Bernardino County as a public service employee. It's unclear whether Aurora was still employed with San Bernardino County at the time of the shooting or if she worked in Inland Regional Center. She was a native to Southern California. Regardless, her death touches a close-knit community that has been rocked by this tragic event. San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon issued a statement following the release of victim names that called for unity and support within the community. McMahon said:
This shooting has caused each victims family, friends and co-workers, along with the first responders, to suffer an enormous personal tragedy. We must stand strong and offer support to each individual affected by this senseless attack.
Aurora was just one of three victims in their late 20s. Yvette Velasco and Sierra Clayborn were just a year older than her. Funeral information is pending. A GoFundMe page has been set up for James and Alexander. As of this writing, $825 has been raised.