A murderous fugitive heading for the Mexican border was nabbed in Arizona following the brutal killing of mother and daughter hoarders that found butchered to death inside their Yonkers, New York home.
“This is a very, very horrific homicide,” Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller said at a press conference posted on social media as he described the difficult crime scene and the arrest of maniac Luis Ramos, 27.
“Think about a needle in the haystack,” he said, describing the gathering of forensic evidence. “It just so difficult to go through a situation like that. The house is absolutely full of items, personal items, so we have to go really slow and it’s a real challenge.”
The bodies of Isabella Triano, 70, and Trisha Miller, 38, were found after police were called on Nov. 2 to conduct and wellness check. The two were last seen on Oct. 29.
Quick-thinking cops immediately zeroed in on Ramos, learned his escape route from a gal pal and notified the FBI Phoenix Desert Hawk Fugitive Task Force, who handcuffed the madman without incident within 24 hours in Salome, Arizona, about 100 miles west of Phoenix, police said.
Mueller was unable to provide a motive for the slaying because investigators have yet to interrogate Ramos, who is expected to be extradited back to New York to face “justice.”
Mueller also noted Ramos was arrested on Oct. 26 on a felony arson case but released on his own recognizance.
“We don’t know if he was an acquaintance of boyfriend – we don’t know that yet,” Mueller said about the relationship between Miller and Ramos.
Triano was a custodian at a nearby high school while Miller worked at Burger King. Triano was described in a statement to ABC New York as “beloved mother of the school’s family. She is fondly remembered as a caring and kind individual.”
Ramos is now charged with two counts of second-degree murder, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.