In a story posted on CrimeVoice on July 28, officers from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department said that two men, 22-year old Hector Reyes and 25-year-old Daniel Fraga, were found dead with bullet wounds in the San Ardo Home where a 16-year-old female was living.
After that incident, parents of the 16-year-old reported their daughter missing from their home on Railroad Avenue in San Ardo.
The case is finally coming to an ending of some sort after two suspected gang members – Juan Manuel Salazar Jr., 19, from Paso Robles , and Enrique Nunez from King City, were both arrested on multiple charges that include suspicion of kidnapping and murder. They have both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
One of the suspects, Salazar, is believed to be the 16-year-old’s boyfriend. Her disappearance triggered an Amber Alert that was eventually cancelled after a week-long search that resulted in Salazar and the 16-year-old turning themselves into U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the San Ysidro Border Crossing.
Salazar and the 16-year-old were returned to Monterey County, where Salazar was booked for kidnapping but also on a suspicion of homicide.
After becoming a person of interest in the case, Juan Manuel Salazar Sr. of Paso Robles, suspect Salazar’s father, turned himself into the police in King City, but was not charged.
Monterey County Sheriff’s spokesman said that more information will be released as the investigation continues. “We don’t want to release too much information while we are still investigating,” said Sheriff deputy Steve Bernal.
Monterey County Herald: Two Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charges in San Ardo Kidnapping Case