Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are asking for your help identifying and locating the attached persons of interest. Both Cerratos and Mercado are wanted in connection with the murder and are considered armed and dangerous. They were last seen driving a white 2013 BMW 4 door Sedan with a Nevada license plate “MARIMAR”.
Cerratos is described as a male Hispanic, 39 years old, 6’1”, 210 lbs, bald and brown eyes. Mercado is described as a female Hispanic, 40 years old, 5’3”, 130 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.
Alora Benitez, a 15 year-old female Hispanic juvenile was last seen on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at approximately 9 A.M. in the city of Torrance. She was leaving with both of the suspects in a White, 2013 BMW, 4-door Sedan. However, the plate might have been removed from the rear of the vehicle and replaced with an unknown paper plate.
Any tips or leads you have could help investigators identify and locate them. Please call Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS(8477), or by using your smart phone and downloading the “P3” Tips Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.