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Love Triangle Leads to Man's Murder


Doused with gasoline and set on fire in the middle of the desert. We’re learning new details about the suspects and the love triangle that led up to the victim's death.

According to court paperwork, the suspects lured the victim to their home by promising him a romantic rendezvous. But things quickly turned deadly.

31-year-old Daniel Griffith and 30-year-old Jennifer Griffith and the victim used to be neighbors in a Glendale neighborhood. It was then that Jennifer and Edward Aguirre engaged in an affair.

Police determined Aguirre was shot in a house near 71st Ave and Glendale before his body was set on fire at the foot of the White Tank Mountains -- his remains found Friday morning.

Court paperwork shows that Aguirre's wife reported him missing on Feb. 7 and began researching his cell phone records and bank account activity. The search ultimately led police to the Griffith's house.

Jennifer admitted she invited Aguirre there the night of Feb. 7, under the pretense of having sex. Her husband had found out about the prior affairs.

Paperwork shows Jennifer agreed to call Aguirre that night because her husband wanted to "scare" Aguirre. But instead, Daniel allegedly shot and killed him Aguirre. Jennifer admitted to helping Daniel bring Aguirre out west to the desert, soak his body in gasoline, and set him on fire.

Daniel Griffith was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and concealment of body parts. Jennifer Griffith was arrested and booked on suspicion of abandonment and concealment of body parts and tampering with evidence.

Jennifer Griffith is being held on $90,000 bond. Daniel Griffith is being held on $1 million bond.

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