Police Arrest Two More in Visalia Double Murder

VISALIA – Two women have been arrested in connection to the July 12 double homicide of a man and woman in their Visalia home.

Olivia Solarzano

Betsy Huerta

Police Officers took into custody 28-year-old Betsy Huerta in Visalia and 22-year-old Olivia Solarzano in the Bay Area. They were both booked into the Tulare County Jail. Authorities have not revealed what their connection is to the murder of 59-year-old Marie Rogers and 58-year-old Jerry Murillo earlier this month.

Police have had two other suspects in jail since the day after the homicides. Adrian Castillon, 21, and Reyes “Ray” Garcia, 30, were arrested by officers after witnesses saw them abandon a vehicle stolen from the home and board a city bus. Charges against them include special circumstances of murder during a robbery, murder during a burglary, and multiple murders.

The victims’ bodies were discovered in the morning of July 12 inside their home on Damsen Avenue, just west of Demaree Street. Visalia Police Chief Colleen Mestas called it a “gruesome” and “graphic homicide,” but did not reveal how the victims died.

Mestas said that the murders were not random acts, and that the victims were targeted. However, a motive for the murders has not been released.

Authorities say all four suspects played a role in the murders. They believe there was either a direct or indirect link between the suspects and victims. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities believe there is the possibility that more suspects may be involved, according to the Visalia Police Department.

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