Suspect of Double Homicide Believed Headed to El Centro

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MONTEREY COUNTY — According to law enforcement reports, on November 15, a relative arrived at a family home on Essex Court on Nov. 15, and upon entry, the relative found the home in disarray with obvious signs of apparent struggle. The relative walked out of the residence and called 911.

Responding officers located a deceased male and female inside the residence along with signs of a violent encounter. The investigation has revealed that Ellin “Omar” Escamilla DOB 4/11/1991 lived at the home, and allegedly is responsible for the deaths of both victims. A felony “no-bail” warrant has been issued for his arrest charging two counts on suspicion of homicide.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time, pending confirmation of identity by the Monterey County Coroner. It is expected this will occur sometime late tomorrow afternoon and a subsequent news release will be completed at that time.

Detectives have received confirmed sightings of Omar Escamilla in the greater Los Angeles area and the vehicle he had been driving, a brown Lincoln MKX  CA: 6SMS157 has been located and recovered. Based upon past work and family history, it is believed that Omar Escamilla may be in route to the El Centro, CA or the Yuma, AZ area. 

If anyone sees Ellin Omar Escamilla, has contact with,  or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or the Salinas Police Department Watch Commander at 831-758-7250. If you have other information regarding him, please call Detective Stephen Craig at 831-758-7929. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at 831-775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code “SPD831” to “847411”.