Subject of Amber Alert Turns Self In - NBC Bay Area

Subject of Amber Alert Turns Self In

Girl's family notified that she was in custody Saturday morning.



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    A 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend, missing since a July 28  double homicide in Monterey County, turned themselves in at the United States  border in San Diego Saturday morning, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's  Office.

    An Amber Alert for Eunice Serrato, 16, was cancelled immediately.

    She was taken into custody along with Juan Manuel Salazar,  Jr., 19, and investigators are traveling to San Diego County to return them  to Monterey County.

    Investigators have said they believe Serrato was abducted and  taken to Mexico by Salazar following the deaths of two men at the San Ardo  home where Serrato was staying. Salazar has been called a person of interest  in connection with the double homicide.

    The bodies of Hector Reyes, 22, and Daniel Fraga, 25, were  discovered around 10 p.m. on July 28 inside a home at 62240 Railroad Ave.,  according to the sheriff's office.

    The capture of Salazar and return of Serrato is the second break in the case in less than 24 hours.

    Investigators also arrested Maria Delia Aviles-Rodriquez, 36, of  Paso Robles and King city around 7:30 p.m. Friday in connection with the  case. She was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting kidnapping, child  abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and the destruction of  evidence.

    Search warrants were served on Aviles-Rodriquez' residence in Pas  Robles as well as for her vehicle. Aviles-Rodriquez was booked into Monterey  County Jail.

    Investigators initially said they believed Serrato had been  kidnapped by both Salazar and his father, Juan Manuel Salazar, Sr., 39, but  the older man turned himself in on July 29. He was still described as a  person of interest in the case earlier this week, but was not taken into  custody.

    The investigation is ongoing, and officials say other arrests are  expected.

    Anyone with information on this case is asked to call (831)  755-3772 or the Monterey County Sheriff's Department Tip Line at (888)  833-4847.