Extradited to San Bernardino
suspect Louis Lucero, was arrested in Eagle County, Colorado on an unrelated
charge Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:28 P.M. Lucero will be held on the current charges, as
well as the warrant for murder. He will be scheduled for an extradition
hearing before returning to San Bernardino County.
the morning of Wednesday, April 29, 2020, San Bernardino County Sheriff - Victorville
were called to the Ferndale Road and discovered signs of a struggle inside. At
the time, deputies learned that Erlinda Villareal and her boyfriend, Louis
Lucero lived at the home. Neither Villareal or Lucero were at the home when the
Sheriff Deputies arrived and had not been seen or heard from since early
Wednesday morning. Using investigative techniques, the Detectives attempted to
locate Villareal, Lucero and his vehicle but were unsuccessful.
Wednesday afternoon, San Bernardino County Sheriff Dispatch received a call Wednesday
at 5:36 P.M., from a person off-roading in the desert area of Waalew
Road and Corwin Road in Apple Valley.
The caller reported that the bodies of those of the missing three who
had left the three individuals had been discovered in the desert. Immediately, San Bernardino County Sheriff
Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation and determined that
the three bodies were Ferndale Road home with Lucero. They were Erlinda
Villareal, 42 year-old, mother and her two sons, 9 and 12 years-old. The victims
were murdered at an unknown location, then left in the desert area where they
Lucero fled the area in a silver colored 2008 Ford Explorer, CA
license 6HCF706. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding his
whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.
investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for
release at this time.
with information is asked to contact:
Clark, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589
can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com