Five people have now been arrested for the murder of two Colorado teenagers. Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found dead and on the side of a road earlier this month.
According to Fox 31 Denver, one suspect had already been placed under arrest before one of the victim’s funeral on Saturday. An announcement that four additional suspects were arrested was made during Greer's funeral.
Diego Chacon, 18, was booked on two charges of first-degree murder, two charges of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse. He has been arrested before for drug and weapons charges, according to the report. Joseph Arthur Rodriquez, 18, was booked on two charges of first-degree murder, two charges of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery, child abuse and accessory. He had been arrested in the past for kidnapping charges.
Marco Antonio Garcia-Bravo, 20, was booked on two charges of first-degree murder, two charges of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse.
Alexandra Marie Romero, 20, was arrested on charges of second-degree kidnapping and accessory.
Last Monday, the sheriff's office arrested 19-year-old Gustavo Marquez in connection to the murders. Less than a month before the two teens’ deaths, Marquez was arrested for allegedly attacking and trying to kidnap a woman.
Investigators believe they arrested the key players in the double homicide, according to the report, but don’t rule out that there are even more.
Police said would not comment on a motive. They did say, in a CBS Denver report, that the victims knew some of the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 719-390-5555.
[Photo of Greer: El Paso County Sheriff's Office; Photo of Partida:Facebook]
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