CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Three months after a double murder in Chula Vista, the victim’s family is still looking for answers.
In the hopes that community tips may lead to an arrest, family members made an appeal on Wednesday for anyone with information on the August 31 shooting to come forward.
As their loved ones prepared to spend their first Christmas without David Bruley, 42, and Joseph Arias, 22, they decorated a memorial at the scene of their deaths with Christmas ornaments.
Deborah Schlemmer, the mother of one of the men, has said that the only way she will be able to spend Christmas with her son this year is by visiting the memorial.
On the evening of August 31st, officers received a call about a shooting and subsequent crash near Brandywine Avenue, as reported by the Chula Vista Police Department.
Officers arrived to find a pickup truck had crashed into a parked van, and inside were two men who appeared to be unconscious. Both men were shot, and the police determined that they both died later in the hospital.
Unfortunately, no suspects have been apprehended.
Schlemmer claimed that items, such as a rosary and a candle for one of the crosses, have been stolen from the memorial. She requests that everyone be quiet so she can finally rest in peace.
On Wednesday, representatives from the Chula Vista Police Department told ABC 10News that they had nothing new to share on the investigation.
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