AGOURA HILLS (CBS) — Officers and community volunteers are searching the Calabasas Landfill in Agoura Hills Wednesday for the gun used in the slaying of a popular El Camino Real High School student.
The group is searching the landfill at 5300 Lost Hills Road to look for the weapon used to kill 17-year-old Francisco “Pancho” Rodriguez, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
Rodriguez was shot and killed in front of his Winnetka home January 11, following a soccer game against Taft High School.
Jason Schumann, 24, and Elizabeth Ibarra, 19, were arrested on Jan. 16 in connection with the crime. Schumann was charged with murder, and Ibarra is being held on a probation violation. The suspects, who both have criminal records, remain jailed pending further court proceedings.
Ibarra, who has a child with Schumann, will be back in court on February 1. She is still being called a person of interest in the case.
Officials said that a combination of tips from the community and Crime Stoppers led to the arrest. Police asked Tuesday for the anonymous tipster that gave them a key piece of evidence to call them back with any additional information.
Authorities have not released any information regarding the relationship between the suspects and Rodriguez.