A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday for the alleged murder of a man and woman whose bodies were found at a residential property in Coachella.
Daniel Torres of Coachella was arrested in Redwood City on suspicion of murder, according to Sgt. Ben Ramirez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
About 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Ramirez said officers from the Colma Police Department in the San Francisco area met with a caller who provided information about two deceased victims in Coachella.
Sgt. Brandi Swan from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department told City News Service that the caller was Torres.
At 9:41 a.m. the same day, deputies from the Thermal Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the 85300 block of Avenue 52, where the bodies of Hector Ramos, 23, of Coachella and Monique Vega, 26, of Val Verde were discovered.
“Inside a casita attached to the main residence, deputies found a deceased male adult and a deceased female adult with significant trauma,” Ramirez said.
The Thermal Station Investigations Bureau and subsequently the Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and started an investigation, according to Ramirez.
Colma police officers detained Torres as the investigation continued and subsequently arrested him on suspicion of the murder of the two victims, according to Ramirez. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide investigators at 760-863-8990 or 951-955-2777.