UPDATE: Police identify two people found dead in Chesapeake home
UPDATE: According to police, as a result of the findings through finger prints and dental records, the victims of the double homicide that occurred on July 25, 2013 in the 1300 block of Monarch Reach have been identified as Cindy Jensen-Ellett, 54 and Anthony Barone, 59.
Chesapeake, Va. – Chesapeake Police have arrested two people in a homicide investigation where two people were found dead inside a home in the 1300 block of Monarch Reach Thursday afternoon.
Police say they were called to the home after someone called to report that a resident of the home hadn’t shown up for work since Saturday, which was out of character.
Police knocked on the door for several minutes before a man answered the door. A female was also inside the home.
Police searched the home and found an adult male and female dead inside. The bodies has been inside the home for an undetermined amount of days.
The two people who answered the door were taken into custody and questioned before they were subsequently arrested for the homicides.
Ryan Martinez, 34, and Airika Liljegren, 38, were both charged with first degree murder and concealment of a body. Martinez was additionally charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
The names of the victims have not yet been released. Police say the names will be released after they are positively identified and next of kin has been notified.
However, court documents say one of the victims is Martinez’ mother.
Those documents also say Martinez had been living with his mother for four years and Liljegren was staying in the home as well.
Both remain in jail without bond.
NewsChannel 3 is working to find more information – check back on WTKR.com for updates.
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