Suspect wanted in Salton Sea homicide; three others arrested


SALTON SEA ‑ An alleged murderer is considered on the loose by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and the department is asking for help from the public to locate him, according to a press release from the ICSO.

Investigators are looking for a suspect identified as 35-year-old Armando Taylor, for his alleged part in the murder of a 38-year-old man, according to the report.

On Monday, July 3, Imperial County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 200 block of El Centro Avenue in Salton Sea Beach about a dead person, logs stated.

Upon arrival, medical crews found a man with numerous injuries to the upper torso and pronounced the victim dead at the scene, according to the logs.

Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of United States Border Patrol agents, searched the Salton Sea Beach area and reportedly located three of four suspects.

Suspects John Taylor, Edgar Gerardo and Michael Guerra were arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail on suspicion of homicide as well as conspiracy charges with a bond set at $1 million dollars each, according to a KMIR radio report.

The fourth suspect, Armando Taylor is still at large, according to reports.

The victim has been identified by family as Adam Walker, according to the Imperial County coroner.

Anyone with information on Taylor’s whereabouts is urged not to contact him, but to call the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office at 442-265-2021.