2 bodies found in California house that was allegedly intentionally set on fire
06/16/2022 11:41 am PDT
SANTA ANA, Calif. (TCD) -- A homicide investigation is underway after two bodies were found in a home that was allegedly intentionally set on fire.
According to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department, on Friday, June 10, at approximately 10:13 p.m., officers and Orange County Fire Authority responded to the 5000 block of West McFadden Avenue to a report of a house fire. At the scene, Orange County Fire reportedly extinguished the fire and found a deceased male.
On Tuesday, June 14, police said authorities searched the home and found a deceased female victim under debris.
According to KCBS-TV, the victims, 30-year-old Steven Christian and 33-year-old Jillian Alise, lived together in the mobile home.
The incident is reportedly being treated as a homicide, as investigators seek witnesses.
Santa Ana Police Sgt. Maria Lopez told KCBS, "We do know that there was a shooting that occurred at the location. When Fire Authority responded to the location, they deemed the fire to have been set intentionally."
On Monday, June 13, one suspect, 43-year-old Jason Blanchard, was reportedly arrested in Barstow, California, while a second one was arrested on Wednesday, June 15 in Apple Valley, California. Both suspects were in custody on suspicion of homicide and arson, KCBS reports.
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