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Details unfolding about man accused of killing four

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office released this photograph of the scene of two suspicious deaths on LaGuardia Lane in Reno.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office released this photograph of the scene of two suspicious deaths on LaGuardia Lane in Reno.(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 23, 2019 at 6:59 PM PST
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Details of the case against a 19-year-old man accused of the murders of four people in Douglas and Washoe Counties in the past two weeks have been slow in coming.

That's because detectives were able to identify the man they believe responsible for these murders very early and they've been able to detain him on immigration charges while they build the case against him. He has been determined to be in the US illegally from El Salvador.

He will eventually face charges in three jurisdictions.

The criminal complaint filed in Carson City late Wednesday is only the beginning. But it gives us a glimpse into the case against

and perhaps some clues about what led to his arrest.

He was taken into custody January 19. 2019 as sheriff's deputies surrounded his vehicle in a Carson City parking lot. Search warrants followed and what's described as a huge amount of evidence was seized at two locations in east Carson City.

We've been told that evidence includes items taken from the victims' homes and the criminal complaint lists a few of them.

Three counts each of burglary, possession of stolen property and obtaining money under false pretenses stem from allegations that Martinez-Guzman attempted to pawn jewelry belonging to Gerald David, who was killed along with his wife in their home in the south Truckee Meadows, and Connie Koontz, one of the Douglas County victims.

More charges are likely to follow, as we're told evidence recovered also includes a number of guns and other items, some of which may have been taken in other crimes.

He's facing no charges involving crimes of violence in Carson City. Still pending, as detectives process all this evidence, are the murder charges in Douglas and Washoe Counties.

Meanwhile, he's due in Carson Justice Court Thursday on the other charges.

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