Two Cousins Found Executed in Vineyard

- Advertisement -

In a grim incident that has shaken South Monterey County, California, two cousins, Andres “Chavita” Garcia, 26, and Jack Canchola, 20, both hailing from Soledad, California, fell victim to what authorities are calling a tragic case of mistaken identity. 

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office disclosed that on the evening of February 4th, 2024, Garcia and Canchola had gone for a drive near the Salinas River after a family gathering when their leisure turned into a deadly chase ending in their execution-style murder.

The situation arose around 6:45 PM near Greenfield, California, when the cousins called 911 as they found themselves suddenly chased by at least two individuals in a light-colored car. In an attempt to escape, Garcia and Canchola drove away, only to be pursued by the assailants in the four-door sedan, reported stolen from the Monterey Peninsula. 

The pursuit ended tragically when the cousins, in a desperate bid to evade their pursuers, crashed into a vineyard. They were found deceased beside their pickup truck, having died from gunshot wounds. An abandoned Kia Optima was nearby.

Investigators have pieced together a narrative suggesting that the victims were not the intended targets of their attackers. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, no evidence suggests Garcia and Canchola were involved in any criminal activities or gang affiliations. This has led to the theory that the murder was a case of mistaken identity, with the real targets still unknown. 

In a bid to apprehend those responsible, the Sheriff’s Office has announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

This incident has sparked an intense investigation, with law enforcement officials urging the public to come forward with any sightings of the suspect vehicle in the weeks leading up to the murder. The community has been left reeling from the violence that claimed the lives of two young men described by friends and family as hardworking individuals with no enemies.

As of now, no suspects have been apprehended, and the motives behind this heinous act remain shrouded in mystery. The Monterey County Sheriff’s is particularly interested in any information regarding the light-colored Kia Optima believed to be involved in the incident and its occupants, who are thought to have local ties to the area.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

━ latest articles

━ explore more

━ more articles like this