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Hemet police arrest parents of missing teen in the killing of 17-year-old

December 4, 2009 | 12:15 pm


Police in Hemet said today that they have arrested the parents of one of two missing teenagers on suspicion of being an accessory to murder and are seeking four other suspects.

Jose and Maria Seym, the stepfather and mother of missing teen Jose Campos, 17, were taken into custody in connection with the killing of Adrian Rios, 17, whose charred and fragmented body was found last week in a shallow grave behind Campos' rented home.

"We believe the remains were one of the missing teenagers, Adrian Rios," said Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana during a news conference today. "We believe he was murdered prior to being placed in the fire pit and burned."

Dana said that Rios was apparently shot and that Campos' parents returned to the home while the fire was still burning. Police have issued arrest warrants for Campos, Felicia Sharpe, Rene Lopez Fregozo and an unidentified suspect.

Sharpe, 17, was initially reported missing last month with Rios and Campos. She turned up later with her mother and was interviewed by police. Now, she has disappeared again, and police think she may have given them false information.

Rios was last seen alive at the Campos home on Bluejay Way. Neighbors later reported a fire burning in the backyard with a bad smell. Police say those wanted in this case are to be considered armed and dangerous.

-- David Kelly in Hemet

Photos: Undated pictures of Rene Lopez Fregozo, Felicia Sharpe and Jose "Joe" Campos. Credit: Hemet Police Department

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