Hemet

3 Women Found Brutally Slain in Hemet Identified

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Editor's Note: An updated story on the arrests can be found here.

Three women, including a 19-year-old, were found dead Wednesday night in a gruesome slaying in a Riverside County home.

In a Friday afternoon news conference, Hemet police identified the two suspects arrested Jordan Destinee Guzman, 20, and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Anthony Damion McCloud.

Police responded to the scene overnight in the 1400 block of Rabbit Peak Way after a 911 caller said a woman was found in a pool of blood. Officers arrived at about 9 p.m. to find the bodies inside the two-story house.

The victims were identified Thursday afternoon as Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46, Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21, and Trinity Clyde, 19.

Police said Guzman rented a room in the home and a rental dispute was allegedly the root of the motive in the killings. The couple was arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly stealing one of the victim's cars and driving to the Nevada city.

Rodney Clyde could barely stand after hearing the news. He went to the home where his daughter Trinity was murdered, and said the 19-year-old West Valley High School graduate was planning on renting a room at the location.

A 19-year-old West Valley High School graduate was one of three women killed at a Hemet home. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

"I just bought her paint yesterday," he said. "That was my baby. That was my kid."

Heather Grigsby had to choke back her tears when she learned Trinity had been killed. She lives across the street, and said she worked with Trinity at a nearby skating rink.

"She was like the sweetest thing ever. She was always very, very nice," she said.

Family members of Wendy and Genesis arrived at the home to gather some belongings, but didn't wish to be interviewed. Wendy's brother said his family is in shock.

Three women were found dead Wednesday night inside a Riverside County home. Annette Arreola reports for Today in LA on Thursday Feb. 20, 2020.

"I've been here since 2010 and nothing like this has ever happened," Omar Magana said.

Magana said he went to Alessandro High School with Genesis and they both graduated in 2018.

"She was just a helpful person -- a nice person," he said.

A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for the funerals of the Araizas.

Another GoFundMe was created for Trinity Clyde.

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