An Indio man was in custody Monday for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, after a cellular residence blaze in Thermal sparked an investigation that led to the invention of a lady’s physique a few mile from the hearth scene.
The hearth was reported at eleven:forty one a.m. Saturday within the 83500 block of Avenue 60, stated Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Huskey. Deputies discovered the cellular house absolutely engulfed in flames.
Nobody was contained in the cellular residence, however “info obtained from witnesses indicated that a home violence incident might have occurred between an grownup feminine resident and her boyfriend earlier than the house was set on hearth,” Huskey stated.
Deputies situated the boyfriend at 12:forty five p.m. within the 51700 block of Calle Torres Orduno in Coachella, the sergeant stated. Christian Pacheco of Indio, 22, was arrested and later booked on suspicion of homicide. He was being held on the Riverside County jail in Indio with out bail.
County coroners have been withholding the lady’s identify, however relations created a GoFundMe web page Monday to pay for funeral bills, and recognized her as Elilia Valdez.
“Final Friday our pricey sister Elilia Valdez’ life was taken from her in an act of mindless and horrific violent crime,” the web page reads. “Native authorities of the Coachella Valley discovered her physique in a distant space on Saturday after the person that took her life burned her and her youngsters’s belongings. It has been such a sudden and tragic loss for our household.”
Murder investigators situated the sufferer at 5:20 p.m. within the space of 63700 Monroe Road in Thermal, Huskey stated.
Pacheco is because of seem in courtroom Wednesday, based on jail data.
These looking for to donate to the household can go to gofundme.com/s926hv-funeral-fund.
— Metropolis Information Service
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