Information Sought in Libby Lake Park Double Homicide

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the Oceanside Police Department continue to look for leads to help identify and locate the suspects involved in the double homicide at Libby Lake Park in Oceanside, CA.

Detectives said on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:50 p.m., 13-year-old Melanie Virgen and 15-year-old Edgar Sanchez were shot and killed at Libby Lake Park located at 500 Calle Montecito in Oceanside, CA. Two other juveniles were also shot; they survived their wounds. The case remains unsolved and detectives continue to look for leads.

Detectives will be at the park and adjoining neighborhoods today passing out flyers in an attempt to develop new leads in the case. A copy of the flyer is attached to this email.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the identity or location of the suspects involved in this case to call Oceanside Police Department Detective Mark LaVake at 760-435-4872 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via http://www.sdcrimestoppers.com.

Media inquiries should be directed to:
Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Aaron Doyle at 760-435-4694.
Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer James Johnson at 619-531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at 619-531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.

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