SACRAMENTO—A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 77-year-old Sacramento man last month.
The Sacramento Police Department says Peaches Alexis Moreno, 18, was arrested Monday, December 8 and is in jail for her alleged involvement in the death of Leo Curry Jr.
It’s unknown how exactly she was involved with the murder, but she has also been charged with robbery and conspiracy.
Sandy George, 35, Michael Moreno, 37, and Kevin Moreno, 19, are also believed to have conspired to commit robbery and theft against Curry after he befriended the family in need and invited them into his home. They have been arrested and booked for homicide.
“The victim befriended these folks and they just immediately started taking advantage of him,” said Sacramento Police Dept. spokesman Officer Doug Morse.
Over the span of a few weeks, they stole Curry’s money and property before ultimately murdering him. The elderly man’s body was found in his home on the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive in south Sacramento on Monday, November 17 after family members hadn’t heard from him.
Due to the victim’s obvious signs of physical trauma, homicide detectives were called to the scene.
Neighbors also reported that Curry’s car was missing from his driveway where it was normally parked, which escalated their concern.
Soon after the investigation began, detectives discovered the victim’s vehicle in an online ad that was sold after his death; which ultimately led to three suspects being booked for homicide.
“It was a huge red flag to us that all the sudden it’s up for sale,” said Morse.
It turned out to be a key clue. Detectives found the missing car for sale online. Police say the suspects stole it and, after murdering Curry, sold it.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.