Jordan Guzman and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Anthony McCloud, were arrested on Thursday after police alerted authorities in Las Vegas to a missing car belonging to one of the victims, Trinity Clyde. The three victims, Clyde, Wendy Lopez-Araiza, and her daughter, Genesis Lopez-Araiza, were found dead on Wednesday in their home in Hemet, about 76 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
According to the Hemet Police Department, Wendy Lopez-Araiza’s husband came home and found one of the victims lying in blood and proceeded to call 911. An investigation found that Guzman and McCloud–who were at home the evening before–were missing, along with Clyde’s vehicle.
Eddie Pust, Hemet’s interim police chief, said that there was evidence of blunt force trauma and strangulation on the victims, but there were no signs of a handgun being used. As of now, it is still unclear how long Guzman lived in the home or what may have motivated killing the other three tennants. Pust did note, however, that there was a “dispute over a rental agreement” at the home before the slayings.
Guzman and McCloud are being held in Nevada jail while awaiting extradition on three counts of murder. Their bail is set at $2,000,000 each.