Police in Hemet are expected to release additional details Friday afternoon about the deaths of three woman found stabbed to death inside a home and the arrest of two suspects.
Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46, her daughter, 21-year-old Genesis Lopez-Araiza, and their housemate, 18-year-old Trinity Clyde, were killed Wednesday in the 1400 block of Rabbit Peak Way, near Rexford Drive, according to the Hemet Police Department.
“We kind of went into zombie mode, unfortunately,” Tim Mead, Wendy’s brother and uncle to Genesis and Trinity, told reporters Thursday night. “It was just a real big shock. It took several hours for it to actually hit home.”
Mead told KCAL9 his sister and nieces were “really kind people, give you the shirt off their back” and his sister was helping a homeless woman in her 20s who he believes carried out the attacks with her boyfriend.
“They were just trying to help out this girl and, unfortunately, it just turned into a bad situation.”
Sgt. Gabriel Gomez said that the two adults suspected of the killings were arrested Thursday, but declined to provide any additional details, including their names. There was also no mention of a possible motive.
Police will hold a news briefing at 3 p.m. at Hemet City Hall to disclose further details.
Gomez said patrol officers were called to the Rabbit Peak Way home about 9 p.m. Wednesday to investigate reports of a female lying “in a pool of blood.”
“Three adult females were discovered deceased inside the residence,” Gomez said.
Anyone who may have information urged to contact the detective bureau at 951-765-2396.