BREAKING News UPDATE: Victims of Yuma double murder identified

Suspect to be formally billed Thursday

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – New information on the double murder that occurred on Magnolia Avenue in Yuma. Law enforcement have discovered the relationship involving the two victims. The crime scene was nevertheless energetic additional than 24 hours just after police responded to the residence Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement acquired a contact of a male threatening to kill himself. They arrived to discover the bodies of a mother and son now discovered as 25-calendar year previous Tamacia Wilder and two-12 months-outdated Roy Wilder.

Police also confirmed the cause of death appears to be severe blunt drive trauma.

One particular neighbor claims he is shocked.

“We were being at work. We didn’t listen to absolutely nothing. It was quite bizarre. Yeah, it is pretty quiet. No no one fights about listed here. It’s just a fairly relaxed community,” says resident Cesar Magallanes.

The suspect, 28-12 months-previous Trevon Wilhite, is a former Marine and was arrested on rates of 1st-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Yuma law enforcement say the mom and Wilhite knew every single other, but once more her son was not linked to the suspect. People who understood the victims took to social media with their grief.

A single declaring they’ve acknowledged the mother for over 20 many years and that she was “a beautiful younger girl within and out.’ A different expressing ‘you killed just one of my childhood good friends and her son.’

The Public Affairs Business office at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma confirms Wilhite was stationed on the base about two-a long time ago. MCAS Yuma has declined to supply any further more remark on the circumstance.

YPD states a lot more details will be unveiled soon. The investigation is understandably ongoing. Wilhite will be in court to be formally charged Thursday afternoon.

KYMA.com, News 11, and 13 On Your Side will be in the courtroom Thursday for Wilhite’s arraignment. Continue to be with us for continuing protection of this creating tale.

Amelia J. Bell

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