Two male active-duty Air Force members and a female were arrested in connection to the death of a woman over Halloween weekend, police said.
According to Fairfield police, on the evening of Oct. 30, officers took a missing persons report in regard to 19-year-old Leilani Beauchamp of Carmel, who was last seen alive earlier that day at a Halloween party in Sacramento.
“She left with two males, who are active-duty Air Force members, living in a residence on Cascade Lane, in Fairfield,” officials said.
Fairfield police investigators and members of Travis Air Force Base’s Office of Special Investigation launched a joint investigation and determined an incident occurred at the two men’s residence, “resulting in Leilani’s death,” officials said.
The following evening around 5:30 p.m., Monterey County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. about the discovery of a woman’s body, KION-TV reported.
Police said they arrested three people in connection to Beauchamp’s death. Jessica Quintanilla, 21, of Pittsburg, California, was booked on suspicion of murder, while Marco Quintanilla, 27, also of Pittsburgh, and Juan Parra-Peralta, 20, of Fairfield both face charges of accessory to murder.
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Quintanilla faces an additional charge of violation of his parole.
Police have not disclosed a possible motive for Beauchamp’s death or the relationship, if any, between the suspects and the victim.
“Leilani was truly a blessing to us and her beloved friends,” Beauchamp's family said in a statement. “Leilani shared a very close relationship with her younger brother and sister who, after she ventured out to college, maintained daily communication with them. We will miss her smile, her laugh, her caring demeanor, her strong will, her passion for life and the love she brought to our family. We love you Leilani.”
“We are deeply saddened by the events that have transpired,” the Fairfield Police Department said of the murder. “Our thoughts, and condolences go out to Leilani’s loved ones. Please respect their privacy as they deal with this tragic loss.”
Police added: “We would like to thank Travis Air Force Base and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this case. While nothing positive will come from this horrible crime, the partnership and teamwork exhibited resulted in the timely closure of this investigation.”
Anyone with information related to the death of Beauchamp who police have not contacted is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Investigations Bureau at (707) 428-7600.
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