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Press Release: Homicide Investigation
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: San Jacinto
Written Date: 01-04-2018 Time: 01-04-2018
Incident Date: 01-03 -2018 Time: 11:47 am
Incident Location: Ramona Expressway x N. Warren Rd., San Jacinto
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Walter Mendez
File Number(s): I180030043

Update 01-11-2018 Suspects Arrested:

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit developed information as to the identity of the suspects involved in the murder of Lauren Lopez and Patrick Powell.  On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Investigators secured search warrants for two residences located in the city of Hemet, one in the 300 block of Monte Vista Way and the other in the 100 block of La Amistad Way.  The Riverside Sheriff’s Department SWAT team served both warrants without incident.  The Hemet Police Department and the Riverside District Attorney’s Office provided support during the operation and their assistance facilitated the successful outcome of the warrant service.

Ariel Savoie age 19, Kenneth Wilson age 18, Martel Patrick McBride age 18, and Alexis Mary Garcia age 19, were arrested for the murders of Ms. Lopez and Mr. Powell.  Savoie, Wilson and McBride are residents of the city of Hemet.  Garcia resided in the Valle Vista area of Hemet.  They are scheduled for arraignment on Friday, January 12th and are being held on a million-dollar bail.

Ariel Savoie Kenneth Wilson
Martel Patrick McBride Alexis Mary Garcia

 

Details:

On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at about 11:47 am, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-San Jacinto Station were dispatched to an “Unknown Trouble” call in the area of Ramona Expwy. x N. Warren Rd., in the city of San Jacinto.  Deputies arrived and located two adult victims, male and female, shot in their vehicle.  Both victims received medical aid on scene and were transported to a local hospital, but they succumbed to their injuries.  Their identities are being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and San Jacinto Station Investigators have assumed the investigation. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident.  If you were travelling in the area of Ramona Expwy. and Warren Rd. and saw anything possibly related to this incident you are encouraged to please call Investigator Gomez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3527.

 

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