2 found dead in Salinas home, suspect at large

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SALINAS (KRON) — Two people were found dead in a Salinas home on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Around 4:30 p.m., police responded to the home on Essex Circle.

It was a concerned relative of the homeowners who called and said the place was in disarray.

Inside the house officers found bodies of a man and woman who had been murdered.

Police believe the two victims are relatives of 25-year-old Ellin Omar Escamilla, a resident of the home.

Escamilla’s involvement in the crime, if any, is still unknown, police said.

Police are considering Escamilla a person of interest, and said he may be driving a brown 2011 Lincoln MKX SUV with a California license plate, number 6SMS157.

Anyone who sees Escamilla or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Salinas police watch commander at (831) 758-7250.
Other information about Escamilla can be reported to police Detective Stephen Craig at (831) 758-7929. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the police tip line at (831) 775-4222 or (800) 78-CRIME. To text information to the tip line, use code “SPD831” to 847411.

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