Suspect Arrested -- In Iowa - ID'd by LBPD Detectives For Sept. 4 Double Homicide 900 Block Park Circle
(Sept. 18, 2021, 3:25 p.m.) -- A suspect is in custody -- in Iowa -- for the Sept. 4 fatal shooting of Juan Guizar-Gutierrez and Maricela Honorato in the 900 block of Park Circle.
In a solemn but businesslike midmorning news conference livestreamed by LBPD, carried live on LBREPORT.com's Facebook page(and now viewable on-demand here, LBPD Police Chief Robert Luna acknowledged the presence of familymembers at the news conference and noted they were still grieving.
Chief Luna in screen save from LBPD Sept. 18 news conference livestream
To put a human face on homicide victims, Chief Luna displayed photos of Mr. Guizar-Gutierrez and Ms. Honorato and included a moment of silence preceding his formal presentation...and refused to speak the suspect's name (provided in an LBPD release below.) ,p>
Chief Luna also credited LBPD Detectives for tenaciously pursuing the case and identifying the suspect.
In its release, LBPD said:
On Sept. 16, 2021, U.S. Marshals Southern District of Iowa Fugitive Task Force and Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives coordinated the arrest of Joshua Wells, 29, of Long Beach, arrested near a family member’s residence in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and was booked [on suspicion of] the Sept. 4, 2021 murders of Maricela Honorato and Juan Guizar-Gutierrez.
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