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Police looking for motive in Visalia double murder

The bodies of Marie Rogers and Jerry Murillo were found at Visalia home on Friday.
(Joe Ybarra Reporting)

We're learning more about the arrest of Adrian Castillon and Ray Garcia, the suspects in a double murder in Visalia on Friday.

Police say they believe the two men killed a couple at a Visalia home.

Family members of the victims say they are Marie Rogers and Jerry Murillo and believe the motive may have had something to do with drugs, but police couldn't confirm that. 

Police were looking for the suspects following the discovery of the bodies and located them on Saturday. "We received some information through a caller that there was some suspicious activity in the area of Demaree and Noble, the Save Mart Shopping Center," said Sgt. Ozzy Dominguez with the Visalia Police Department. 

Witnesses reported seeing the two suspects abandon a car in the Save Mart parking lot, a car police were searching for in connection with the murder.

When officers got there, they say the two suspects were trying to leave in a city bus. "We stopped the bus and once the stop came to a full stop, we did locate both of the individuals inside and they were immediately detained," said Sgt. Dominguez.

Police are not saying much about the victims, but Murillo's family members say he had a history of drug dealing and that may have had something to do with the murder. 

Sgt. Dominguez could not confirm that and says detectives are still trying to piece everything together to determine a motive.

The two murder suspects were booked into the Tulare County Jail and police say they could be in court as early as Tuesday.
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