2 Arrested After 3 Women Found Killed Inside Hemet Home; Victims Identified

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Two people have been arrested after three women were found killed in a Hemet home, authorities said Thursday.

Officers received a report that there was “a female laying in a pool of blood” in the 1400 block of Rabbit Peak Way and responded just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Hemet Police Department said in a news release.

Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46, and Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21, are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page set up by family members to raise money for funeral expenses.
Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46, and Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21, are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page set up by family members to raise money for funeral expenses.

Officers arrived to find three women dead inside the home. They were identified as Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46, Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21, and Trinity Clyde, 18.

It’s unclear how the women died, and authorities have not released information on how they knew each other.

Police also have not released a possible motive or what led to the women’s deaths. They have not identified the two people who were arrested and only indicated they are adults. Police did say that there were no additional people being sought.

A visibly distraught man who said he was Clyde’s father stood outside the home Thursday morning, repeating, “they got my kid.” He said she was renting a room at the home, and he’d just bought supplies yesterday so she could paint the walls of her bedroom.

He also said his 18-year-old daughter’s car is missing.

Another man at the scene said he was Wendy Lopez-Araiza’s brother and Genesis’ uncle. “We don’t have anything to say right now,” he told reporters.

Trinity Clyde is seen in an undated photo posted to her Facebook page.
Trinity Clyde is seen in an undated photo posted to her Facebook page.

Heather Grisby, a neighbor who’s also the manager at a local roller rink where Clyde worked, described the teen as “the sweetest person that I’ve ever met.”

Grisby said she’s been in shock and “it doesn’t feel real.”

“Whoever did it is an extremely cruel person to be able to do that to somebody so sweet and innocent,” she said of Clyde.

According to Grisby, Wendy and her husband lived in the home with their son and daughter, and possibly others.

A neighbor told KTLA they noticed unusual activity at the home around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They said the house was packed with people, all the lights were on.

The discovery of the bodies hours later drew a large law enforcement response to the quiet residential neighborhood.

Officers were seen speaking with neighbors overnight in an area cordoned off with police tape.

The deaths remain under investigation, and no further details were immediately available.

Family members set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses.

Authorities are expected to release more information about the killings at a 3 p.m. news conference Friday.

KTLA’s Cindy Von Quednow and Erika Martin contributed to this story.

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