Editor’s note: This story is being updated throughout
A double homicide occurred in rural Mission Dec. 26, 2015. The victims were identified as Rodrigo Villanueva Alvarez, 24, and Juan Camorlinga Torres, 43.
An unknown disturbance occurring at a home on the 6100 block of Dario Street was reported to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office around 3 p.m. When deputies arrived at the home, they discovered the bodies of the Alvarez and Torres with apparent gunshot wounds. Further search of the property resulted in the discovery of firearms,more than $50,000 and 37 bundles of marijuana which were weighed at about 414 lbs.
Alvarez was living at the home where the shooting occurred, according to a press release from the county sheriff’s office. Investigators believe that Torres and other suspects went to the home in an attempt to steal the narcotics, leading to an exchange of gunfire between them and the persons at the home.
Sheriff’s investigators have identified two of the suspects that arrived at the home with Torres — 37-year-old Alberto Garcia Ocañas and 50-year-old Ramon Aguilar Jr. Both Ocañas and Aguilar are wanted by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office on warrants for capital murder. As of Jan. 8, investigators have identified 21-year-old Guillermo Peña as a suspect. A capital murder warrant has also been issued for his arrest.
The investigators released a video of the incident to the public, which is posted on their facebook page. The video has no sound.
The video opens up on a blue car under a canopy, a man in yellow sitting on a bench next to the car and a man in blue sitting in the passenger seat of the car.
At the 3:33:00 video timestamp, the man in yellow looks up, motions to the man in blue, who then gets out of the front passenger seat. The two look to the same direction and break into a run toward the left side of the screen, outside of camera view.
Just as the two are exiting to the left side of the screen, a man in a long sleeve button up shirt runs across from the right side of the screen, pointing a gun in the direction the first two men ran.
The man in the long sleeve button up disappears to the left of the screen, out of camera view, and three more men run in from the right side of the screen and follow the direction of the other men.
At the 3:33:14 timestamp, none of the men are in the camera frame. Exactly one second later, three men come from the left side of the screen and run to the right, looking back from the direction they came. The man in yellow nor the man in blue are part of this group. One of the men appears to be running and simultaneously shooting behind him. At 3:33:21 the frame is empty again.
The video cuts to another camera and the timestamp reads 3:34:10. The scene opens up on two vehicles — a two-door truck and type of SUV — in the lower left corner of the screen. A man, who appears to be the man in the long sleeve button up, walks to the passenger side of the SUV, while the truck backs out.
From 3:34:13 to 3:35:23, the man in the long sleeve button up walks back and forth between the two vehicles, motioning to both drivers. He finally gets into the passenger side of the SUV and the two vehicles drive out of view at 3:35:34.
The Criminal Investigations Division can be contacted at 383-8114. Anonymous information can be given at 668-8477.