Jordan Guzman, 20, and Anthony McCloud, 18 have been charged with the murder of three people.
The victims have been identified as 46-year-old Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 21-year-old Genesis Lopez-Araiza and 18-year-old Trinity Clyde. Police say Clyde was a family friend visiting Wendy and Genesis.
Fox News reports California police say a dispute over a rental agreement led a 20-year-old woman and her teenage boyfriend to kill three people.
“This is a tragic, horrific incident,” Hemet Police Chief Eddie Pust told a news conference Friday.
He said the murders happened Wednesday in a Hemet home belonging to one of the victims, Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46.
Her daughter Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21, was also murdered. The third victim was Trinity Clyde, 18.
They had been bludgeoned and strangled, Pust said.
Another member of the Lopez-Araiza family, the oldest son, was in another part of the house as the murders were taking place, but didn’t know what was happening, he said.
Per FoxLa, During a press conference Friday evening, police identified the suspects as 20-year-old Jordan Guzman and 18-year-old Anthony McCloud.
Detectives say Guzman had recently moved into the home and her boyfriend, McCloud, had been visiting her prior to the crime.
During the investigation officers learned that Guzman and McCloud, who had been at the home previously that evening, were missing. Officers also quickly noticed that Clyde’s vehicle, a Hyundai Sonata was also missing.
Detectives say they got a tip that the suspects might be in Las Vegas and immediately contacted authorities in Nevada to be on the lookout for Clyde’s stolen vehicle. The vehicle was eventually located early Thursday morning and the two were detained.
Guzman and McCloud are being held at Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas facing three counts of murder; their bail has been set at $2 million each.
Both are expected to be extradited back to Riverside County in the coming days. No other suspects are being sought.
A motive for the crime is not currently known.