Blasting News reported last week on the story of multiple homicides in a quiet suburb of Sacramento. In the incident, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva was taken into custody as a suspect, but at that stage, the victims had not been named. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has on Sunday revealed the names of the victims. Three of them were a mother and her daughter and son, and the fourth was another woman.

Victims identified in California multiple homicides

According to ABC News, it was 45-year-old Angelique Vasquez and her 14-year-old daughter Mia and 11-year-old son Alvin that were found lying dead in the home, along with 21-year-old Ashley Coleman.

Sacramento Police Officer Matthew McPhail said at the time that detectives are unaware of what relationship Coleman had with the family. However, the Sacramento Bee reports that Ashley was Angelique’s niece.

Salvador Vasquez-Oliva arrested Friday

56-year-old Salvador Vasquez-Oliva was detained by authorities in San Francisco on Friday, approximately 90 miles from where the family was killed. He was arrested on suspicion of homicide, although police have still not mentioned a possible motive or what relationship the man had to the deceased.

However, the Bee did report that Vasquez-Oliva had lived at the same property as the deceased at some stage, according to property records. Police have also not, as yet, said how the homicide victims were killed.

Vasquez-Oliva is currently being held in the Sacramento County Jail without bail.

Sacramento Police had discovered the four bodies after a family member told them they were concerned about the family.

Discuss this news on Eunomia

Police have finally removed the yellow crime scene tape surrounding the Sacramento home and Matt McPhail, spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department says they hope other residents in the neighborhood can now return to their routine.

He said they realized the crime and its aftermath had an impact on many of the neighbors and stated that they appreciate everyone’s patience as they investigated the crime. Now the crime scene tape has reportedly been replaced by a memorial of flowers, stuffed animals, and candles on the front lawn of the Sacramento home.