Teens arrested in connection to missing couple

NORWALK - Sheriff's homicide detectives, while investigating a missing persons report from the city of Comtpon, have linked the discovery of a female body found in Norwalk on Oct. 15 to that investigation.On Oct. 18, the family of a couple residing in the 16100 block of S. Atlantic Blvd. in Compton reported the couple missing under suspicious circumstances. The family gave detectives the names of two people to contact regarding the disappearance. The next day, detectives received information regarding the location of one of the missing people. They responded to a vacant lot at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach, where they discovered a shallow grave. On Oct. 20, officials from the Coroner's office arrived and recovered a body from the grave. Homicide detectives also received information which linked them to the discovery of the woman's body in the 11800 block of Norwalk Boulevard in Norwalk on Oct. 15. The investigation is continuing to determine the victims' identities and exact cause of deaths. A 16-year-old male Hispanic and 15-year-old Hispanic female have been booked for murder and are being held without bail at juvenile hall. The female is related to the missing couple but their exact relationship has not been disclosed.

********** Published: October 27, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 28