ROSEVILLE – Three suspects have been arrested for the murder of John Alpert, the Palmdale teen who traveled north with a group of freight train riders last year and was later found dead in a creek in Roseville, Calif.
Last week, authorities arrested 30-year-old Laura Lee Kenner, 21-year-old Jules Clifford Carrillo, and 23-year-old Edward Taylor Anauo, according to a press release from the Roseville Police Department. Read it below:
On Friday, March 28, three suspects were arrested for the March 2013 murder of 19-year-old John Paul Alpert of Palmdale.
On May 15, 2013, someone fishing in Dry Creek near Atkinson Street found human remains near the creek bed. In late June, the Placer County Coroner identified the deceased person as a Los Angeles County missing person, 19-year-old John Paul Alpert of Palmdale.
In talking to John’s family and friends, Roseville detectives learned that their son John lived at home, helping his parents and attending community college. He left Palmdale on March 10 for a first-time adventure illegally riding the freight train rails. He communicated with his family every day until March 17, and then all communications stopped.
His worried family reported him missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.
Roseville detectives determined that Alpert arrived in Roseville on a freight train between March 16 and 17, where he was killed near a freight train rider’s encampment.
With the help of Roseville Police Department’s transient officer, David Flood, Roseville detectives researched the community and lifestyle of cross-country freight train riders, and eventually identified potential suspects. Their investigation led to the issuance of Placer County arrest warrants for three experienced freight train riders.
Laura Lee Kenner, 30, was arrested by local authorities in Farmington, New Mexico. Jules Clifford Carrillo, 21, and Edward Taylor Anauo, 23, were arrested by the Nebraska City Police Department in Nebraska. The three are being held without bail on suspicion of homicide, awaiting extradition back to Placer County.
Roseville detectives would like to thank the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the California Department of Justice, the Farmington (New Mexico) Police Department, and the Nebraska City Police Department for their assistance with this case.
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