Visalia police arrest suspects in double murder case

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Visalia police have arrested two suspects in a double murder case.

The bodies of a man and woman were found inside this house at Damsen and Demaree Friday morning. Saturday afternoon officers found a vehicle connected to the case and were then led to a nearby City Coach bus.

They stopped the bus and arrested 21-year-old Adrian Castillon and 30-year-old Ray Garcia on homicide charges. In a news conference earlier Saturday the police chief said she could not release the victims identities or how they were killed, but said the murders were not a random act.

"I feel the public needs to know that so there is a sense of calm so that we don't have a homicidal suspect out there running around," said Visalia Police Chief Colleen Mestas.

Visalia police are also investigating a murder-suicide case that happened Friday. Authorities say 19-year-old Celina Simone Lopez was shot and killed inside her car at the La Quinta Inn by her 25-year-old ex-boyfriend Carlos Navarro.

Witnesses said Navarro drove to the other side of the parking lot and then shot himself.

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