New suspect vehicle identified in California cemetery slayings

Photo of New suspect vehicle identified in California cemetery slayings

Riverside County sheriff’s homicide detectives on Wednesday identified a silver 2007 GMC Yukon as a suspect vehicle for the man sought in connection with the slaying of three men whose bodies were found in a Perris cemetery earlier this month.

The department asked for the public’s help in a tweet sent out early Wednesday afternoon. The Yukon, an SUV-style vehicle, has a license number of 8BKX913. Anyone who sees the Yukon is asked to call 951-955-2777 or 951-776-1099, option 5. The sheriff’s tweet includes photos of the vehicle and its license plate.

The department already has already the public not to approach the lone suspect in the slayings, José Luis Torres Garcia, 33, but instead call law enforcement if he is seen. The bodies of three men were found in the morning of Monday, Feb. 17 inside the grounds of the Perris Valley Cemetery.

Jose Luis Torres Garcia was named Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2020 as the suspect in the triple homicide at Perris Valley Cemetery. (Courtesy of Riverside PD)

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco on Feb. 20 identified Garcia as the suspect. Garcia has lived in Perris and Mead Valley, and he has ties to San Jose and the Mexican state of Michoacán, officials said. Garcia is described as 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Garcia was previously described as possibly driving a Yukon of a different year and color than the one described in the Wednesday tweet.

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