San Diego

Arrest in Double Homicide at Otay Mesa Shopping Center

Two homeless men were found dead with significant injuries to their upper torsos on May 17.

San Diego police have confirmed an arrest in the deaths of two homeless men at an Otay Mesa shopping center.

Ricardo Valles, 52, was arrested by police on Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. at Palm Avenue and Beyer Way.

Valles, who police describe as a transient, was booked into San Diego County Jail on two counts of homicide.

Curtis Murray, 56, and Albert Stringer, 61 were found by a police officer on patrol at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Beyer Way just before 3 a.m. on May 17. The men appeared to be sleeping in front of a business that was closed, police said.

Police are investigating their deaths as a double homicide, as both men were found with significant injuries to their upper torsos.

Both men were from San Diego but were described as transients, police said.


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