HEMET (CBSLA) — The two people arrested in connection with a triple homicide in Hemet have been identified.
Jordan Destinee Guzman, 20, and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Anthony Damion McCloud were arrested Thursday.
According to police, Guzman was a renter at the home and the killings were the result of a rental dispute.
The bodies of the victims were found Wednesday night after a caller reported that there was a woman lying in a pool of blood. On Friday, Hemet police Chief Eddie Pust said that when Wendy’s husband came home, he discovered that victim and that Guzman and McCloud were still in the home.
After the killings, the pair allegedly stole the car of one of the victims and drove to Las Vegas, where they were taken into custody.
Family identified the victims as 46-year-old Wendy Araiza, her 21-year-old daughter Genesis Araiza and Trinity Clyde, the 18-year-old girlfriend of Wendy’s son.
“It is horrific, egregious,” Pust said. “This is being done to family members inside the residence while somebody is still there, and we don’t know at this time what, if anything, was it interrupted or were they going to continue this. That’s all being found out right now during this active investigation.”
But Sarah, Guzman’s mother, said she didn’t believe her daughter was capable of hurting anyone. She said her daughter has been asked to leave other homes before and left gracefully.
She said her daughter went to school to be an EMT because she wanted to help people, just like the women who let her stay in their home so she could get back on her feet.
“We can’t be more sorry to the families that have lost their family members,” Sarah said.
Sarah said she believes her daughter was scared of her boyfriend, but before being arrested the pair went missing together — McCloud’s loved ones posted to social media trying to find them.
Both Guzman and McCloud are being held on $2 million bail at a Nevada jail.
They will be extradited to Riverside County, but police said that process could take up to three weeks.