On the night of January 10, someone came into a house, sheltered near the forests that cover the northwest border of Nevada, and deadly shot the 56-year-old Connie Coontz. Three days later, again under the guise of darkness, someone went into another Douglas County, about a mile up the road, shot and killed Sofia Recken, 74.
Then, three days later, the sheriff's deputies Wosho County searched a home about 40 miles north of La Guardia. There they found 81-year-old Gerald David and his wife, Sharon David, 80, both with gunshot wounds; and they were dead.
For nine days, law enforcement officials from across the region joined together to reassure ready-made residents who were shaken by what prosecutors would call "brutal murders." the authorities said; switching on external lights; keep your mobile phones comfortable.
Immigration officers, said Sheriff Furlong, have informed law enforcement authorities that Mr Martinez-Guzman has been in the Carson area for about a year , but "was probably illegally in the United States and was detained." that he was forced by the Immigration and Customs Law enforcement that Sheriff Furlong had said prevented him from being released on bail. The agency did not respond immediately to a request for a comment.
"Four people in Nevada are robbed and killed by an illegal immigrant who should not be in our country," President Trump said on Monday. "We need a powerful wall!" The disclosure that Mr Martinez-Guzman might be in the United States has unlawfully brought the case to a series of known murders President Trump has used to reinforce his arguments on immigration and the need for a wall on the southwest border of country. The dispute over the financing of such a wall remains at the center of the government's closure.
The president earlier drew attention to the murder of Molly Tibetz, a 20-year-old student whom the police said. was killed by an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. (Her father called for people not to exploit her death to promote her political agenda.) Mr Trump also said it was "time to get brisk on border security issues" after the authorities arrested a man in California in December , whom they said were killed. Meanwhile, the friends and family of the four Nevada victims – some of whom were accompanied by the Sunday press conference – were left to mourn. Eddie England, 70, who met Miss Recken over the head of the Carson Valley at the Antique Automobile Club of America, said in an interview Tuesday that four lives could be saved if Mr Martinez-Guzman has been expelled from the country.
describes Ms. Recken as an independent and cruel woman who runs the Ford Model of the 1930s. However, she moved to Gardnerville in Douglas County a few years ago to be closer to people – a situation she thinks would be safer, said England.
"And this," He said, "This is what happened to her."
"It's hard to take."
Alan Skualia, a friend of David, describes Gerald and his wife as "salt on earth." "If you needed a friend and needed someone to help you, it was this couple," said Mr. Squalaya, 75. Martinez-Guzman, Mr. Squalcia, said he could imagine that Mr. David would invite the young man to his home if he was looking for help
"The whole the city of Reno is devastated by this, "he said," We can not wrap our minds yet. "