Double Murder In Long Beach, Investigation Is Ongoing

On Wednesday, February 04, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 4400 block of Rutgers Avenue regarding two deceased individuals found inside a residence.  

When the officers arrived they located a male adult and a female adult who appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds.  Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced both individuals deceased at the scene.  

The victims have been identified as 57-year-old Salvador Trujillo, and his wife, 57-year-old Sayuri Jean Griffin of Long Beach. The preliminary investigation revealed there were no obvious signs of forced entry to the home, and a firearm was recovered from the scene. This does not appear to be a random act of violence. The investigation remains ongoing.   

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Oscar Valenzuela at (562) 570-7244.  Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting