Paso Robles kidnapping suspect and teen in custody

August 4, 2012

Eunice Serrato

The Paso Robles man suspected of kidnapping and his 16-year-old victim Eunice Serrato turned themselves in to law enforcement at the United States border in San Diego on Saturday morning.

Monterey County Sheriff’s department investigators are traveling to San Diego to transport Serrato and  her boyfriend Juan Manuel Salazar, 19, back to Monterey County.

Deputies suspect Salazar of shooting and killing two men at a San Ardo residence on July 28 before kidnapping Serrato. Serrato’s parents discovered the bodies of Hector Reyes, 33, and Daniel Fraga, 35, and that their daughter was missing when they arrived home shortly after 10 p.m.

On Friday, deputies arrested Maria Aviles-Rodriguez, 36, of Paso Robles in connection with the kidnapping. Deputies booked Aviles-Rodriguez into Monterey County Jail on charges of kidnapping, child stealing, child endangerment, accessory after the fact, conspiracy to commit a crime and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bail was set at $750,000.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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Makes me wonder about the turning themselves in. They got to the borde,r so sounds like they had the intention of crossing into Mexico. Must have had a problem and realized they were screwed.

Naw, you can always get across the boarder where Mexico is concerned. I think yesterdays arrest of Rodgriguez who was an alleged accomplice who is being held on 750K bail had something to do with them turning themselves in. No doubt they’ve had plenty of time to cook up a story, likewise it sounds like the girl was in on it. I guess we’ll find out.