A Franklin County resident has been taken into custody by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office authorities and charged with criminal homicide. The arrest is a culmination of an investigation that originated from a police report filed with the Winchester Police Department.
Sheriff’s Office Investigator’s initiated an investigation Tuesday August 4th in the early morning hours. The original complaint was relayed to the Winchester Police Department, who assisted in the initial investigation and advised Sheriff’s Office investigators of a possible homicide in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.
Authorities were able to determine the location of the suspected homicide and determine a suspect.
Sheriff’s office personnel processed the scene and through further investigation were able to determine the location of the suspected victim.
At approximately 9:30pm Tuesday night Investigators were able to recover the body of the victim. The victim was identified as Franklin County resident (Salvador Ontiveros).
Another Franklin County resident (Hugo Cruz 41-year-old male) was taken into custody and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Criminal Homicide. Cruz is currently being held under a $500,000 bond and has an initial court date set for Thursday September 3rd at 8:00am in Franklin County General Sessions Court.