2 Arrested for Murder at El Dorado Park

2 Arrested for Murder at El Dorado Park
Photo: Santos Longoria Fonseca

SALINAS – A murder occurred at El Dorado Park on June 5 at 8:00 pm. Witnesses reported a suspect fleeing the scene. Ernesto Garcia Cruz died from gunshot wounds.

It wasn’t long before investigators named 19-year-old Santos Longoria Fonseca as the suspect in the shooting death.



Additionally, Fonseca already had a warrant out for an attempted robbery. Detectives set out surveillance on a home in the 1600 block of Siskiyou for 24 hours.

Investigators determined that Fonseca also killed Lorenso Gomez Acosta on June 2.

The,m on June 6 at 6:30 pm, detectives spotted the suspect in a vehicle with two other people. They stopped the vehicle and immediately arrested Fonseca.

They also arrested his girlfriend, 18-year-old Alekzandra Romayor, and a 17-year-old juvenile.

Authorities found a 9 mm handgun in the vehicle. They also later found a Glock in the Siskiyou residence.

Fonseca faces two charges of murder and one attempted robbery warrant. Romayor’s charges are murder (Cruz) and accessory to murder (Acosta).

The SPD mentions no bail, and seeks additional witnesses in the murders.  “Anyone with information on the homicides can call Detective Justin Heckman at (831) 758-7323.  You can also call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. Anonymous tips can call the SPD Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME.”

2 Arrested for Murder at El Dorado Park was last modified: June 18th, 2018 by admin
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