Two California brothers arrested Monday on suspicion of killing Aranda Briones, a 16-year-old, who has disappeared in the last month. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
Two Southern California brothers arrested Monday on suspicion of killing 16-year-old Aranda Briones who vanished last month after a night out with friends.
Owen Shover, 18, was arrested at his home in Hesperia, about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles, and could face a murder charge, the Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said Tuesday. His 21-year-old brother, Gary Shover, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
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SWAT secured a search warrant for the brother house and dug out evidence from the backyard, that led researchers to believe Briones murdered.
Owen Shover, 18, right, and his 21-year-old brother, Gary Shover, left, were arrested Monday on suspicion of the murder of 16-year-old Aranda Briones.
(Riverside County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
“I don’t know what was taken from their backyard, but I do know evidence was gathered that confirmed (the researchers believe) that Miss Briones was the victim of a murder,” Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Durham told the Press-Enterprise, a newspaper where in Southern California.
Briones was last alive seen on Jan. 13 in a park in Moreno Valley, east of Los Angeles. She had with the younger Shover, who was described as the teenager’s high school friend, according to KTLA.
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The authorities have yet to recover a body.
Her father, Landry “Chapo Lee” Briones, told the Press-Enterprise that he hoped investigators were mistaken in their belief that his daughter was dead.
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But he told the newspaper that if she had indeed killed, “who killed my daughter, they will have to meet their maker. When you meet God, let’s see if you can stare him in the face.”
“Who killed my daughter, they will have to meet their maker. When you meet God, let’s see if you can stare him in the face.”
— Landry “Chapo Lee” Briones, the father of the missing teenager
The police has described Briones as 5-foot-4 with brown hair and hazel/green eyes. Anyone with information about her disappearance is urged to contact the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700.