Amber Alert Cancelled for Missing San Ardo Teen

The normally sedate and quiet town of San Ardo in South Monterey County recently made the news after a missing San Ardo teen and a Paso Robles man turned themselves into United States Border Patrol agents in San Ydidro Saturday, according to a report released by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department.

Eunice Serrato

Juan Manuel Salazar, 19, was wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in San Ardo and the alleged kidnapping of Eunice Serrato, 16, who was in custody of border agents. According to the report, investigators from the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office were en route Saturday to San Diego County to take custody. Serrato’s family has been notified.

The double homicide, as reported earlier, occurred July 28 in a home in the tiny community of San Ardo, which is about 20 miles north of the San Luis Obispo County line. The deceased men were identified as Hector Reyes, 33, and Daniel Fraga, 35.

Serrato’s parents reported their daughter missing that same day after returning to their Railroad Avenue home, where they found the two bodies. Salazar is believed to be Serrato’s boyfriend. An Amber Alert that was issued for Serrato has been cancelled.

In related news, a Paso Robles woman was arrested Friday on kidnapping and related charges in connection with the Serrato case. Maria Aviles-Rodriguez, 36, was arrested at her home by Monterey County sheriff’s deputies and Paso Robles police. Aviles-Rodriguez was booked into Monterey County Jail on charges of kidnapping, aiding and abetting, child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and destruction of evidence.

Deputies said earlier that Salazar and Serrato may have been accompanied by Rogelio Aviles, who, they said, is a person of interest. It is not known whether Aviles-Rodriguez and Aviles, 21, are related. Additional arrests are expected. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Investigators Brett Spiers or Terry Kaiser at 831-755-3772, or the Monterey County Sheriff’s Tip Line at 888-833-4847.

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Amber Alert Cancelled for Missing San Ardo Teen was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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