Police say that a tip led them to arrest an illegal alien as a suspect in four murders in Nevada that have stunned the community.
Wilbur Ernesto Martinez Guzman was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and immigration law violations, but police say they are confident that he is connected to the murders.
The first two victims were found in their homes shot to death within four days of each other. The two women were 56 year-old Connie Koontz and 74 year-old Sophia Renken.
Two other victims were found killed in a similar fashion, and both aged 81 years old. They were identified as Gerald David and Sharon David.
Police began to suspect that all four murders were connected, then a tip subsequently led them to surveil Guzman. He was arrested when law enforcement determined that he was in the country illegally. They have not yet allowed details of their case against Guzman to be made available to the public.
"I want you to know we feel strongly we have the man responsible for this, and you can continue to go about your daily activities and live normal," said Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley.
"We worked hard to bring peace to you," he added.
The district attorney says they expect to charge him with murder later in the week.