Crime and Safety

Long Beach police found decomposing in Long Beach harbor, five people arrested suspected to be involved in the death

Long Beach, California – At roughly 10 a.m. on April 26, 2021, Cordova’s body was discovered in the water near the 1100 block of Pier F Avenue. Authorities confirmed he had been shot despite the fact that his body was already deteriorating when it was discovered on the water’s edge near Fire Station 15, according to police.

According to authorities, homicide detectives launched their investigation immediately, and this month, three persons were arrested on suspicion of engaging in his murder.

Miguel Gallardo, 29, of Lynwood, and Yessica Hernandez, 33, of Anaheim, were detained by Long Beach police on September 1 on suspicion of one crime of murder and one count of being an accessory to murder, respectively. According to police, both were nabbed in Los Angeles. Their respective bails were set at $2 million and $1 million. And on September 13, Norwalk resident Tatiana Pinon, 24, was arrested on accusations of being an accessory to murder. The bail for Pinon was set at $1 million.

The Long Beach Police Department announced today that two other suspects believed to be involved in the homicide were already in custody on unrelated crimes.

Christopher Deckard, 37, of Arcadia, and Richard Granados, 38, of Norwalk, were each charged with one count of murder, according to police. Both of their bails were set at $2 million.

LBPD defines “gang-related” as “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang.” Police did not release any motive information other than their belief that the homicide was committed “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang.”

Those with information are encouraged to call Detectives Donald Collier or Leticia Gamboa at 562-570-7244. Tips can be reported anonymously through LA Crime Stoppers.

Related Articles

Back to top button