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Teens Surrender after Double Homicide



    Teens Surrender after Double Homicide

    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 and her  family notified after she turned herself in at 10:30 a.m., the Sheriff's  Office said. 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 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.