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Wilbur Martinez-Guzman Bio, Wiki, Age, Nationality, Illegal Immigrant, Suspect in Murder of four, Arrest, Charges

Martinez-Guzman (Undocumented Immigrant Suspected of Killing Four People)

Wilbur Martinez-Guzman Bio, Wiki

Wilbur Martinez-Guzman Age: 19 years old as of 2019

Wilbur Martinez-Guzman Nationality: Mexican

Wilbur Martinez-Guzman in News for: Immigrant Suspected of killing four people in a span of 6 days

Wilbur Martinez-Guzman Arrest: He was arrested on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 and is being held in custody

Martinez-Guzman (Undocumented Immigrant Suspected of Killing Four People)

Wilbur Martinez-Guzman is 19 years old undocumented immigrant suspected of killing four people Connie Koontz, 56, Sophia Renken, 74, Jerry David, 81, and Sherri David, 80 between January 10th and January 16th, 2019.

Martinez-Guzman is being held without bail on an immigration hold. He faces two counts of burglary, and related charges while police build their murder case, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

Nevada Police say they believe Martinez-Guzman to be the only suspect involved in the killing of Connie Koontz, 56, Sophia Renken, 74, Jerry David, 81, and Sherri David, 80. All four mostly older adults were killed between January 10th and January 16th, 2019.

Martinez-Guzman Murder Victims

The mysterious and seemingly random shootings began in Douglas County on January 10th when 56-year-old Connie Koontz was found dead in her Gardnerville Ranchos home.

On January 13th, Three days later, 74-year-old Sophia Renken was found dead in her home roughly one mile away from the first murder.

On January 16, after 2 days, police found 81-year-old Jerry David and 80-year-old wife Sherri dead in their home in South Reno. Both died from gunshot wounds.

Martinez-Guzman Arrest

Officers surrounded Martinez-Guzman in his car at a Carson City mall on Saturday, January 19th. Witnesses reported hearing the boom of a flash bang before he was arrested.

Thus far he has been placed under a no-bail hold for immigration and charged with two counts of burglary, possession of stolen property, and obtaining money under pretenses.

Police were able to track down Martinez-Guzman and, despite not being able to charge him with murder yet, decided to take him in for entering the country illegally.

“At the same time, surveillance teams were reporting mobile activities which were increasing our concern for the welfare and safety of the public,” said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong. “The command staffs for all agencies agreed that Guzman–a person of interest at the time–should be taken into custody on immigration charges.”

Police say they will hold Martinez-Guzman while they build a murder case against him and bring formal charges.

“We felt it was important for the public to know that we are confident we have the person responsible for the La Guardia Lane homicides as well as the homicides in Douglas County,” Washoe Sheriff Darin Balaam said at a press conference Sunday. “The information we have now indicates there are no outstanding suspects at this time, but the investigation is still ongoing.”

Martinez-Guzman’s motive is unclear.

“Simultaneously to this arrest, surveillance teams seized control of an apartment residence on Menlo Drive, two vehicles, another family member and another apartment on Woodside Drive,” Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

Martinez-Guzman Past Criminal Records

Martinez-Guzman had no criminal record and was unknown to police until they started hearing his name in tips following the murders, police told KOLO-TV.

Martinez-Guzman Background Information

According to the report, Martinez-Guzman worked as a day laborer and handyman. He is believed to have lived in Carson City for at least a year. One of his neighbors stated that he had been staying at a duplex in Carson City for the last four months but was not on the tenant list.

President Donald Trump cited the murders in a tweet demanding to fund for his proposed border wall from House Democrats after House Republicans were unwilling to fund the wall for two years.

“Four people in Nevada viciously robbed and killed by an illegal immigrant who should not have been in our Country,” Trump tweeted. “26 people killed on the Border in a drug and gang related fight. Two large Caravans from Honduras broke into Mexico and are headed our way. We need a powerful Wall!”

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