Buckeye police arrested two teenage girls Friday outside a truck stop after they were identified as suspects in a homicide in California, police said.
Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had bumped into one of the gas pumps at Love’s Truck Stop, 1610 S. Miller Road, and found that the car had fictitious plates, police said.
Police found two teen girls in the vehicle. The girls were uninjured.
Police said they subsequently determined that the vehicle was wanted in connection to homicide investigation conducted by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office in California.
The girls were reported as runaways and both were wanted in connection to the same homicide investigation, police said.
The Associated Press reported Sunday that the girls were 14 and 15 years old and live in Yucaipa, Calif.
Detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office flew to Arizona and took the girls and the vehicle to California to continue the investigation.
The reason the girls were in Arizona and other details regarding the homicide investigation were not released by Buckeye police.
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