A 20-year-old Modesto woman was arrested Tuesday as a suspected accessory in the murders of three people on March 3.
Police officers believe Malissa Rose Boldroff misled detectives during the investigation to protect a boyfriend, according to an emailed statement from the Modesto Police Department.
“Detectives continue to follow leads and gather evidence as they work on identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for the killing of three people inside an east Modesto home,” the department said.
“On Saturday, March 3, 2012, at about 3:42 a.m., Modesto police officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of N. McClure Road on a report of a shooting. When officers entered the residence, they located three victims, 19-year-old Alyxandra Tellez, 31-year-old Edward Joseph Reinig, and 16-year-old David Siebels, each of whom had suffered fatal gunshot wounds. A fourth victim, an 18-year-old female who was hiding in the home, was able to elude the attacker(s). She was able to call 911 and report the crime.”
Investigators are trying to determine if the shootings may be related to a domestic violence case involving the same 18-year-old female back January.
“In that case,” police said, “it was alleged the 18-year-old female was assaulted and held against her will for several days by the victim’s then boyfriend, 31-year-old Richard Garibay, a.k.a. Richard Garcia, and a friend of Garibay, 30-year-old Armando Osegueda. At this point in the investigation both Garibay and Osegueda are considered ‘persons of interest.’
“During the course of this investigation, homicide detectives have spoken to 20-year-old Malissa Rose Boldroff, the girlfriend of Osegueda, in order to determine Osegueda’s whereabouts the night of the triple homicide. During questioning, Boldroff has provided conflicting and misleading statements to detectives. Investigators believe Boldroff is intentionally providing false information in order to mislead and cover up facts about this homicide and the individuals involved.”
On Tuesday, police said, Boldroff was present at a court hearing involving Garibay and Osegueda related to a torture case in Ceres. Boldroff was interviewed at the Modesto Police Station before being arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for one count of accessory to murder.
If you have any information regarding this incident please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.
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