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Menifee murder suspect arrested, second suspect also wanted in LA County murders


Last updated 11/3/2018 at 11:10am

PERRIS - One of two men suspected of murdering a Menifee man was jailed in Riverside County on Saturday, Nov. 3 and authorities said a second suspect in the man's murder is also wanted for questioning in Los Angeles County following the discovery of human remains on a property in Littlerock.

Deputies served a search warrant Monday at a home in the 21600 block of Club Drive in Perris and arrested Rodolfo Garcia, 35, without incident and booked him on murder charges related to the Feb. 5 murder of Silvano Esteves, according to Sgt. Walter Mendez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Esteves, 43, was killed at his Menifee home during an early-morning botched home-invasion robbery, Mendez said. Investigators found a large amount of marijuana on Esteves' property located in the 27700 block of Monroe Avenue and believe the suspects targeted Esteves as a result. Witnesses described seeing several men fleeing the property after the homicide, Mendez said.

The second suspect wanted for Esteves' murder is Jesus "Chuy'' Guzman, Mendez said. A search of Guzman's Littlerock property on Oct. 11 turned up human remains. The names of the victims or a motive for their deaths have not been released.

Guzman, 34, is Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, Mendez said. He is considered armed and dangerous and anyone who sees him should not approach him and call 911 immediately.

Both Riverside and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departments are working collaboratively to locate and apprehend Guzman, Mendez said.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation was asked to call Riverside County Sheriff's Homicide Investigator Joshua Manjarrez at (760) 393-3530 or Investigator Martin Alfaro at (760) 393-3528.


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