Authorities say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the brutal slaying of a woman whose body was found at a Hanford car wash on Tuesday.
Hanford Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old gang member for the murder of Denise McVay, and 18-year-old Mauricio Ortiz for accessory to murder. McVay was found with her throat slashed at the Royal Car Wash Tuesday morning. Police have learned that the 17-year-old had been heard saying he wanted to "kill someone tonight," hours before the brutal attack.
Police believe the 49-year-old woman stopped at the car wash on the way to work and fell victim to a carjacking that went terribly wrong. The suspects then took McVay's car to the Visalia Mall where they bought clothes and shoes before driving to a local casino. A family member reportedly picked up the suspects, but it was the Tachi Palace's video surveillance which led to the suspects being identified. Officer's say the two suspects were arrested without incident.
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