Two people were booked on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of 28-year-old firefighter John Brian Mananghaya Aguila, West Covina Police announced Wednesday.
Elijah Thomas Rouse, 18, of La Verne and Shaun Cardarelli, 37, of San Gabriel were arrested on Tuesday and are currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail each. They're both scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the Pomona Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. The West Covina Police Department said that evidence connected to the search warrant served at a residence Tuesday in La Verne led detectives to believe the missing person's case may be connected to a body that was discovered burned from a fire that occurred near the City of Upland last Friday. That case is being handled by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.