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Escondido Police Department
Monday August 13th, 2018 :: 10:03 a.m. PDT

Advisory

ESCONDIDO POLICE DEPARTMENT HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UPDATE

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth
DATE: 08-13-18 PHONE: 760-839-4444

ESCONDIDO POLICE DEPARTMENT – HOMICIDE UPDATE

UPDATE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The victims in last Thursday’s homicides have been identified as Veronica Soto Ortega (30) and Ana Gabriela Soto (26), both residents of Escondido. The victims were sisters and resided together at the address in the 500 block of W. 11th Ave, in the City of Escondido. Veronica’s body was located at the residence. Ana’s body was located inside the SUV in the area of Kauana Loa Dr and Country Club Dr. The manner and cause of deaths for both sisters are still under investigation by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The suspect arrested on 08-09-18, Juan Carlos Ortega (33), was determined to be the estranged husband of Veronica Soto Ortega. As previously stated, potential means and motives, as well as, the events leading up to the deaths are still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Escondido Police at 760-839-4722, leave an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477), or via our Website at police.escondido.org.

Address/Location
Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-839-4722

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