Sacramento police say that early on Friday morning 56-year-old Salvador Vasquez-Oliva of Sacramento was arrested on homicide-related charges for the killing of four people at a home in the 1100 block of 35th Avenue. Vasquez-Oliva was booked into the Sacramento County Jail where he remains in custody.
56-year-old Salvador Vasquez-Oliva of Sacramento, photo courtesy of Sacramento Police Dept
Police officers making a welfare check at the South Land Park home on Thursday made the gruesome discovery of the four victims, including two children, their mother, and a relative identified as a niece of the dead woman. Names and ages of the victims have not been released as yet, and the investigation at the home was continuing on Friday morning.
KCRA 3 has reported that Vasquez-Oliva was the husband, father and uncle of the murder victims.
The exact cause or causes of the deaths has not been revealed by investigators.
A police spokesman in a written statement said investigators spent a long day on Thursday conducting follow-up in two different Bay Area cities before arresting Vasquez-Oliva.