By Gina Yarbrough
Imperial Beach, CA–U.S. and Mexican authorities arrested a San Diego man on suspicion of the murder of his stepmother and half-brother in Imperial Beach.
Mexican authorities took 47-year-old Marco “Marky” Antonio Valadez Jr. into custody on Friday and turned him over to U.S. authorities at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Sheriff’s Department detectives identified Valadez Jr. as the suspect in the murder of his half-brother, 35-year-old Marco “Tony” Antonio Valadez Jr., and his stepmother, 55-year-old Raquel Pitsenberger. He was booked into the San Diego Central Jail for two counts of murder. The case has been filed with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.
The preliminary cause of death for Pitsenberger and Valadez Jr. was multiple gunshot wounds, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.