YUMA, Ariz.- Two El Salvador nationals, Fransico Hernandez, 24 and Jose Sorto, 19 are now behind bars, for the murder of 27-year-old Emmanuel Navarette. The body was found in the middle of an agriculture field late last month near Avenue 9 1/4 E and Highway 95.
Yuma County Sheriffs Department say they are still investigating the case. Captain Eben Bratcher says, “The migrant work community is fairly closed lipped and sometimes distrustful of law enforcement,” making it difficult for some to come forward. They are trying to encourage more people to talk to YCSO to help close the case. “We want to ensure these people that are primary goal here is to investigate the homicide and to bring those responsible to justice,” said Captain Bratcher.
If you have any more information on this case. Call (928) 329-2020