Photo: Garrett Scheff
On November 19th, a homicide occurred near Clay and Cayuga Streets. The Salinas Police Department issued the following statement regarding the incident and subsequent arrest via their official Facebook page.
“On 11/19/19, at 9:32 AM, the Salinas Police Department investigated a stabbing that occurred at Clay Street and Cayuga Street.
The victim, 26-year-old Mariana Jurado, was leaving her home heading to work when she was attacked outside her home and stabbed by 43-year-old Garrett Scheff.
Jurado did not know Scheff, and by all accounts this was a random act of violence. Jurado was taken to a local hospital by ambulance; however, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Scheff was captured and arrested a block from the scene. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Scheff was booked into Monterey County Jail on one count of murder.
The Detective Bureau is asking anyone with information on the incident to call Detective Byron Gansen at (831) 758-7137 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like to remain anonymous, call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222.”