Victim's Family Holds Fundraiser to Help Find Second Suspect in Santee Homicide

"I just hope that we get justice for my sister," the victim's sister said.

Just days after authorities captured the suspect accused in the mysterious killing of a Santee woman in her home, her family raised money for a reward to catch a second suspect wanted in the attack. 

Leticia Arroyo was killed on Oct. 4 inside her Santee townhouse.

Last week, Jose Luis Nunez-Torres, 21, of San Diego, was arrested and re-booked on a single count of murder for the killing. Nunez-Torres was already in custody at the San Diego Central Jail on unrelated charges. 

However, police continue to search for a second suspect in the woman's death.

On Sunday, the victim's family raised money at an Applebee's in El Cajon. The money will go toward offering a reward for anyone with information that can lead them to the other suspect. 

Her family says they will not stop until they find the second person responsible for her death. Leticia's sister, Priscilla Chavez, says they want justice. 

"It was somebody that was desperate and willing to take somebody's life over it," said Chavez. "I just hope that we get justice for my sister."

The loss of their sister and daughter continues to weigh heavily on them, Chavez said. She said Leticia was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt who made everyone laugh and had an infectious smile.

"My sister was my best friend It's just you have to move on," she said. "It's hard when you know there's somebody out there."

The investigation is ongoing. If you would like to donate to help the family, the family has set up a GoFundMe page. Click here to find it. 

In October, Arroyo's roommate came home to their residence in 8800 block of Mission Greens Road, near Mission Gorge, at around 10:40 p.m. to find the victim unconscious on the floor, critically injured. He called 911; deputies pronounced her dead when they arrived. 

The investigation spanned several blocks in Santee as deputies gathered evidence. At this time, deputies said they found "blood evidence" was found in the street near the woman's home, although detectives have not yet determined if the blood belongs to the victim or to the suspect or suspects.

Sheriff's officials have not revealed what happened the day of the homicide. 

Anyone with information on this case can reach out to the SDSO’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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