Garden Grove: Daughter Pleads for Justice Following Brutal Attack On Father

Photo by Sara Ayala via GoFundMe.

06.26.2023 | 1:50 PM | GARDEN GROVE – In a shocking incident that has left a family devastated and a community outraged, a hardworking man was brutally attacked by a group of individuals in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The victim’s daughter, Sara Ayala, has come forward, urging the public to support her family’s quest for justice in a GoFundMe fundraiser.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:00 AM on June 20, 2023, when Sara Ayala’s father was working with his colleagues on paving asphalt roads in Garden Grove, according to the victim’s daughter. Suddenly, a group of assailants emerged from the nearby establishment, ‘Say Karaoke,’ and launched a vicious assault on the workers. The attack was reportedly triggered after the workers requested the individuals to avoid stepping on the freshly laid asphalt.

The consequences of this senseless act of violence were severe with Sara’s father bearing the brunt of the assault. He was rushed to a local hospital as a ‘John Doe,’ apparently unable to identify himself. Medical professionals discovered brain injuries, skull fractures, severe brain swelling, and brain bleeding, rendering him unconscious and unable to speak or walk.

Sara Ayala, in her plea for justice, expressed the distress and pain her family has endured since the incident. The search for her father, initially unaware of the attack, proved to be an emotionally traumatizing experience. The Ayala family had to contact multiple hospitals, painstakingly describing their loved one’s features to locate him. The sight of her father lying incapacitated in the hospital, unable to communicate with his family, has deeply affected Sara and her loved ones.

Describing her father as a loving and devoted family man, Sara emphasized the close bond she shares with him. The impact of the assault has extended beyond physical injuries, leaving her father’s coworkers and the entire family traumatized. The attackers’ motive and identities remain undisclosed, pending an ongoing investigation.

Sara Ayala’s impassioned plea for support and solidarity underscores the urgency of bringing the perpetrators to justice. The community at large is urged to rally behind the Ayala family and spread awareness of this heinous crime. Any information that may aid in identifying and apprehending those responsible for the attack is vital to achieving justice for the victim and his family.

Law enforcement officials are diligently working to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and pursue all available leads. As the investigation unfolds, it is crucial for anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist the authorities in their efforts.

The Garden Grove Police Department is encouraging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information regarding the attackers to contact detective D. Camara at (714) 741-5824 .

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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