Two men under arrest in case of missing Bakersfield woman

Published 05/14 2014 12:08PM

Updated 05/14 2014 12:22PM

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Bakersfield police had been asking for help finding 34-year-old Andrea Ladonne Russell, a longtime resident of the Super 8 Motel on Wible Road.

She was last seen May 7 and police said she was missing under suspicious circumstances.  On Tuesday, police detectives responded to a home in the 300 block of War Admiral Drive.

That's where they located a metallic brown Chevy Suburban that matched a vehicle seen on surveillance video taken at the motel on Wible.  Detectives searched the home and say evidence there led them to the 10200 block of San Emidio Street in Lamont, where they found a red sedan, also seen in the surveillance video.

Detectives arrested 33-year-old Ruben Castro of Bakersfield on suspicion of murder and conspiracy, and 22-year-old Daniel Norzagaray of Lamont on suspicion of conspiracy and being an accessory.  Officials say the surveillance video taken from the motel shows two men carrying something that appeared to be heavy, out of the motel on May 7.

Police say they are still searching for Russell's body. If you have any information on this case, call police at 661-327-7111.

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