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A 75-year-old woman from Victorville killed in her house identified as Maria Wetzel – VVNG.com

VICTORVILLE, California (VVNG.com) – A 75-year-old woman identified as Maria Padel Wetzel was the victim of a murder while at her home in Victorville, officials said.

On Friday, April 8, 2022, around 3:19 p.m., Victorville Police Department deputies responded to a stab wound to block 15400 Topango Road.

Upon arrival, they found Maria lying on the kitchen floor with obvious stab wounds and she was found dead on the spot.

(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department of Specialized Investigations-Homicide Details responded to conduct an investigation.

The suspect was identified as a 59-year-old Joel Anano Algario, who was known to the victim. However, the officials did not specify how they knew each other.

Sheriff’s officials confirmed that the suspect was located a short distance from the scene and was taken into custody. He was arrested and assigned to the High Desert Detention Center for PC 187-Murder and was held on bail. Algario is scheduled for a court hearing on April 12.

a murder investigation on Topango Road in Victorville
(Drew Rodriguez, VVNG.com)

According to the victim’s Facebook, she shared a photo on April 6 and said Joel Algario had arrived at LAX airport. On April 7, she shared a photo in front of the West Covina ambulance and said Joel Algario was going for a checkup, it was her last post on FB.

The next day, deputies would find her stabbed to death in her home.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is requested to contact Detective Daniel Berumen, Specialized Investigations Unit at (909) 387-3589.

Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.

Related article: A homicide investigation is underway on Topango Road in Victorville



A 75-year-old woman from Victorville killed in her house identified as Maria Wetzel – VVNG.com

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