COPS are on the hunt for an “armed and dangerous” man accused of killing his girlfriend and two young boys.
The suspect identified in the triple murder – 35-year-old Louis Gabriel Lucero of Victorville, California – is believed to have fled in a silver colored 2008 Ford Explorer, with California license plate 6HCF706.
Cops are on the hunt for 35-year-old Louis Gabriel Lucero[/caption]
Deputies found signs of a struggle inside the home of Lucero and his 42-year-old girlfriend, Erlinda Villareal, on Wednesday morning around 11am.
The couple had not been seen or heard from since Wednesday morning.
A person off-roading in a nearby desert area discovered three bodies later that day at approximately 5.36pm.
The bodies of Lucero’s girlfriend and her two sons, approximately 9 and 12 years old, were found near their home in Apple Valley, California.
“Detectives determined that the victims left the Ferndale Road home with Lucero and were murdered at an unknown location, then left in the desert area where they were found,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department stated in a news release.
They warned: “He is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.”
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing to search for Louis Lucero[/caption]
Erlinda Villareal, 42, was killed on Wednesday[/caption]
Serena Marie Villareal, a family member, told Victor Valley News: “All we know is that its an abusive relationship and last night they were fighting and it led into this morning.
“Her youngest son that’s missing had called his older sister to pick them up cause he was scared and hiding in the bathroom.”
According to Serena, when the boy’s biological dad checking the home, he saw blood and immediately contacted police.
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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate.
Lucero is a felon with prior convictions of burglary and grand theft of a firearm, court records reveal.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Nicholas Clark, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589, WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
The suspect has fled in a silver colored 2008 Ford Explorer, according to police[/caption]