Police: 3 people killed in highway shooting were related

Police: 3 people killed in highway shooting were related

COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) – Police in south-central Arizona say two men and a woman found fatally shot on a rural highway were related.

Coolidge police identified the woman killed Wednesday on State Route 87 as 45-year-old Reyna Idalia Renteria. The men were identified as 75-year-old Francisco Renteria Valenzuela and 57-year-old Everardo Verduzco.

Police said Renteria was the wife of Verduzco and the daughter of Valenzuela.

Police said a motive wasn’t immediately known but that the shootings didn’t appear to be either drug-related or a property crime. They also said they weren’t looking for any suspects.

Coolidge is about 56 miles southeast of Phoenix.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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