A missing San Ardo girl and a Paso Robles man, who authorities sought in connection to her alleged kidnapping and a double homicide, turned themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Ysidro on Saturday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department.
Juan Manuel Salazar, 19, was wanted in connection to the alleged kidnapping of Eunice Serrato, 16, and the shooting deaths of two men in the Monterey County town of San Ardo.
Monterey County law enforcement officials have flown to San Diego County to take Salazar and Serrato into custody.The double homicide occurred July 28 in a home in San Ardo, a small community about 20 miles north of the San Luis Obispo County line. The deceased men were identified as Hector Reyes, 33, and Daniel Fraga, 35.
Serrato’s parents reported their daughter missing that same day after returning to their Railroad Avenue home, where they found the two bodies. Salazar is believed to be Serrato’s boyfriend.
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An Amber Alert that was issued for Serrato has been canceled.
In related news, a Paso Robles woman was arrested Friday on kidnapping and related charges in connection with the Serrato case.
Maria Aviles-Rodriguez, 36, was arrested at her home by Monterey County sheriff’s deputies and Paso Robles police.Aviles-Rodriguez was booked into Monterey County Jail on charges of kidnapping, aiding and abetting, child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and destruction of evidence.
Deputies said earlier that Salazar and Serrato may have been accompanied by Rogelio Aviles, who, they said, is a person of interest. It is not known whether Aviles-Rodriguez and Aviles, 21, are related.
The Monterey County Herald contributed to this report.