JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA) — Burbank police officers and a Riverside County SWAT team descended on a Jurupa Valley home early Thursday in connection with the deaths of three men found dead in Burbank earlier this week.

Police are calling the home on Stone Avenue in a remote, rural area of Riverside County a place of interest in the investigation into the Burbank deaths.

The Jeep parked in the 1300 block of South Varney Street in Burbank matched the description of the vehicle last seen with a missing trio of men from Bakersfield. Inside, police found the bodies of three men.

Two of the men were identified Thursday as brothers Lucas Amiama, 23, and Jan Carlos “J.C.” Amiama, 21 — two of the three men missing out of Bakersfield.

Police said they had found evidence a crime might have been committed at the home, but they did not release details about what might have happened or when it took place.

Investigators seemed to be working a lot in the area around the barn, which they believe was being rebuilt to house horses.

One neighbor who spoke to CBS2 Thursday said she was unnerved when she was woken up by helicopters flying over the property. She said a family moved into the home about a year ago, but that neighbors didn’t know much about them.

“Nice family, [they] have children. They’ve been doing a lot of construction up there since they moved in,” said the woman.

The coroner’s office has not yet confirmed whether the other dead man is Carlos Lopez, who had been reported missing with Lucas and Jan Amiama.

The Amiama brothers, born two years apart, were described as athletes who loved to hike and camp. Lucas had just returned home to Bakersfield after being stationed in Tennessee for the Army.

The families of the three missing Bakersfield men say their loved ones were believed to have been at the Jurupa Valley house before they were supposed to return home Friday night. But when they did not return home, they were reported missing.


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