RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The two Hesperia brothers accused of killing the Moreno Valley teen who was reported missing on January 14, 2019, were in court on Friday.
Owen and Gary Shover now both charged with murder by the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. The Shover brother’s arraignment hearing was continued to Thursday, March 1, 2019. Both were high school friends of Aranda Briones, some say she was once romantically involved with Owen. Briones was last seen with Owen who said that he dropped her off at the Moreno Valley Community Park, where he saw her get into a gray 4-door sedan. Detectives review of citywide surveillance debunk his account of the events that night.
On the night of January 14, 2019, Aranda was with her friends enjoying a night out. One of her friends said that her location on Snapchat showed she was in Rubidoux. When questioned about her location through a message, there was no response and it appeared as though her phone was turned off. Her family frantically searched for her, passing out flyers, organizing search parties, and through media interviews. Her remains have not yet been located, but surprisingly two arrests have been made for her murder.
On Monday, February 11, 2019, at around 10:30 p.m. a search warrant was served at a home in the 16200 block of Grevillea Street in the City of Hesperia. Both Owen Skyler Shover, 18, and Gary Anthony Shover, 21, were arrested for the murder of Aranda. Neighbors of the Shover’s have reported that evidence has been dug out of their backyard during the preceding the arrests.
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