Two people were behind bars today in connection with the stabbing deaths of two homeless men who were found at a Glendora car wash often frequented by transients at night.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau, detectives arrested 28-year-old Drew Friss, a resident of Glendora. He was booked for murder at the Glendora Police Department.
A second individual was also arrested and booked, however, his name is being withheld pending further investigation by Homicide detectives.
Details of the arrests also were not released, but police said the suspected murder weapon was recovered.
"We're confident that the two people who are in custody are the ones who committed this heinous crime," Glendora police Chief Rob Castro said. "This was an isolated crime and a very unusual occurrence in Glendora as evidenced by the fact that we have not had a murder in our community since 2009. I firmly believe the community can be assured the suspects in this case are not roaming free."
The bodies were found around 2 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of West Route 66, when a police lieutenant was flagged down by a witness who said he heard screaming in the area, officials said.
The names of the victims were not released, but Glendora police described them as homeless people who frequented the area and suffered from addiction and mental health issues.
"While the victims were living on the street, I want to be clear that their lifestyle is not the cause of this tragic situation," Castro said. "Being homeless is not a crime. The murder of two innocent people is and we hold everyone involved accountable for their actions."
- City News Service, Hazel Lodevico-To'o contributed to this report.