Teen charged with murder in killing of elderly woman in Arroyo Grande

November 28, 2020

Kayonie Eliaz Mendibles

A Fresno teen is charged with killing a 77-year-old woman at her home in rural Arroyo Grande on Friday afternoon.

While responding to reports of a possible trespass at a home on the 2000 block of Chamisal Lane, deputies found the body of Jeanine Vore, the victim of an apparent homicide.

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies then issued a “be on the lookout” for 18-year-old Kayonie Eliaz Mendibles, who was spotted leaving Vore’s home.

Approximately four hours later, deputies arrested Mendibles near the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Halcyon Road and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of Chamisal Lane on Friday evening, and who believes they saw Mendibles, to contact the SLO County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 781-4550.

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He’s a legal adult, no easy pass for this evil monster!

Are they at least holding him in jail and not just releasing him on his own recognizance?

What a sad, evil, and fallen world we have become. I pray for the family and friends of this woman. So sad.

“What a sad, evil, and fallen world we have become.”

I wonder when we weren’t that “world?” Was it at Sand Creek, Colorado in 1864 when the Union troopers cut off the breasts of the Native American women and used them as pouches? Or, was it in 1915 when the Ottoman Empire devoted itself to slaughtering tens of thousands of Armenians in an attempt at genocide? Or, maybe it was at Auschwitz when the Nazis systematically murdered millions of European Jews?

But, at least you’ve got the prayer part right. That’s all we really have when evil rears its ugly head.

If he is found guilty, I hope he gets extra time for murdering someone 4 times his age. I can’t imagine any explanation for why this happened. I feel very sorry for the family of the victim.