NUEVO (CBSLA.com) — A mother and a daughter were attacked and killed Monday while they were walking in a rural community east of Perris.READ MORE: High-Powered Winds Whip Through Southland, Bringing Cold Weather And Dust Advisories
Riverside County sheriff’s investigators said the incident happened just after 5 p.m. at Menifee Road and Central Avenue in Nuevo.
“It was daylight… the sun had not set yet when the crime occurred,” said Capt. Scot Collins.
Collins said both women died from serious traumatic injuries.READ MORE: Grant's 2 Goals Lead Anaheim Ducks' 5-1 Rout Of Tampa Bay
Authorities are searching for a suspect they described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s.
“(Witnesses said) he fled the area on foot. Deputies searched the area and didn’t locate him. Detectives are still working the case to determine who the suspect is and what the motive is,” said Collins.
Resident Tanya Casas, who moved to Nuevo a year ago, said she felt uneasy after the attack.MORE NEWS: Omicron Surge Still Raging In Southland, Despite Decline In Other Parts Of Country
“It’s a far, far away land where you wouldn’t imagine something like this would happen,” she said.