An online date last summer that ended in a women’s murder led to two more deaths after a fire allegedly ignited by the suspect to conceal his original crime grew into one of the largest wildfires in California history.
Priscilla Castro, 32, of Valleja, Calif. went on a date on Aug. 16 with Victor Serriteno after the two met on a dating app.
Castro’s family reported the woman missing two days later, according to reports. Investigators recovered her charred body weeks later in the Stebbins-Cold Canyon area in Northern California.
Serriteno was arrested in September and has been in the custody of the Solano County Sheriff’s Office since then.
Officials now say that the historic Markley fire, which killed two people, was started by Serriteno during his effort to cover up the murder.
Investigators recovered Priscilla Castro’s charred body in the Stebbins-Cold Canyon area in Northern California. Vacaville Police Department
Douglas Mai, 82, and Leon Bone, 64, died in their