EL MIRAGE, Ariz. - Two suspects have been arrested in an El Mirage double homicide case after they were found in a car belonging to one of the victims, according to police.
Police said their investigation began on July 3 with an out-of-state 911 call from a man who said he hadn’t been able to get in contact with his 77-year-old stepfather, Ronny John Muench, since June 21.
Officers went to Muench’s home northwest of Phoenix and found the front door open.
Police said Muench and 31-year-old Joseph Talley, who also lived at the home, were both found dead in separate rooms and Muench’s car was missing.
Surprise police spotted the stolen vehicle on July 5 and arrested 20-year-old Dejon Davis and 28-year-old Steven Wilcox.
Police said Davis, of El Mirage, is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and car theft. Wilcox, a Surprise resident, is facing car theft and credit card theft charges.
The two suspects allegedly tried to use Muench’s debit card to buy food and marijuana.
Police didn’t say how Davis or Wilcox might have known Muench or Talley or how the victims died.
It was unclear if either Davis or Wilcox has a lawyer yet.