Arrest Made in Murder of Mother and Her Two Children in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is charged with three counts of First Degree Murder for the shooting deaths of a mother and her two children late Tuesday night.
Twenty-nine-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, her 11-year-old daughter Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores, and her five-year-old son Jose Mejia-Flores were found dead in their home in the 1000 block of Day Street around 11:00 pm Tuesday night.
Police say all three victims had gunshot injuries. Autopsies will be performed to confirm the cause and manner of the deaths.
Thirty-one-year-old Marvin Oswald Esquivel-Lopez has been arrested and charged with their murder. Police say he shared the home with Flores-Rodriguez and her family but they didn’t have a domestic relationship.
He is being held in the Polk County Jail.