TEMECULA, Calif. – A man in Temecula, California is facing charges in connection to the murder of two people who were reported missing earlier in the month, officials say.
In a news release, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said on Feb. 18, a man named Angel Ponce, 31, was reported missing by his family members. Days later, Danielle Ricker, 31, was reported missing on Feb. 23. Both Ponce and Ricker lived together in Temecula. Investigators said that there was evidence at the house that suggested both Ricker and Ponce were dead.
A search warrant was obtained for David Alan Floyd’s house on Feb. 27, according to the sheriff’s office. His house was in the 34000 block of Galleron Street in Temecula.
Floyd was arrested in connection with the murders of Ponce and Ricker, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.
Remains of Ricker and Ponce were found days later on Thursday near East Benton and Sage roads in an unincorporated part of Hemet, California, according to KTLA.
Floyd is facing multiple charges including first-degree murder, according to jail records obtained by KTLA. He is also being charged with violating a domestic violence restraining order and possessing a firearm while being prohibited from doing so due to a restraining order.
It is not clear what Ponce and Ricker’s relationship is, according to KTLA.
It is also not clear what the connection between Floyd and the victims is. No information has been released about what led up to the murders.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Deanne of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-7777.
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