GLENDORA, Calif. (KTLA) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of two men whose bodies were found early Thursday at a Glendora car wash, authorities said.
The names of the two people in custody, both men, were not released, and an investigation was ongoing Friday.
The two victims, both believed to be transients, have not been identified publicly, pending identification by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
In a statement, Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro assured the community that the crime was an isolated incident. He pointed out that a homicide had not occurred in the city since 2009.
“While the victims were living on the street, I want to be clear that their lifestyle is not the cause of this tragic situation,” he said. “Being homeless is not a crime, the murder of two innocent people is and we hold everyone involved accountable for their actions”
A possible murder weapon was among the evidence that authorities were analyzing as part of the investigation, Castro said.
Glendora police detectives were expected to present the case to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office early next week.
A motive for the killings has not been established, police said.