Two from West Sacramento arrested after Solano deputies find burned body in a field
A West Sacramento man and woman were arrested earlier this week in connection with the death of a Sacramento man whose burned body was found in a Solano County field, authorities said.
Detectives with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning arrested Emmanuel Justin, 39, and Wendy Warren, 38, on suspicion of homicide, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Law enforcement and fire personnel had responded Monday morning to reports of a small fire in a field near Elmira Road and Tulip Street, just outside Vacaville city limits.
Arriving deputies discovered a “body that had been set on fire,” later identified as 35-year-old Theodore Washington of Sacramento, sheriff’s officials wrote.
The Sheriff’s Office used Flock Safety cameras to identify a suspect vehicle in Washington’s death, according to the post. West Sacramento police stopped the vehicle Monday night, and Solano County detectives interviewed the man and woman inside, identified as Justin and Warren.
The two suspects allegedly “lured” Washington last week to a location in West Sacramento and killed him, then waited four days to discard his body, the Sheriff’s Office wrote.
The deceased Washington was found with “severe head and facial injuries and burns over much of his body,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. He was originally listed as a John Doe.
Investigators determined Warren had a relationship with Washington, according to the news release, but authorities have not released a specific motive.
Warren and Justin were arrested and booked Tuesday into the Solano County Jail on homicide charges. Both are being held with bail set at $2 million.
Both are due in Solano Superior Court on April 10 for initial appearances, jail records show.