Juan Guzman was a 16-year-old high school student who had had a troubled youth but, according to his father, he was finally beginning to turn his life around. Perhaps in a connection with his past, two men contacted him, wishing to settle an argument with a fistfight. Orlando Iraheta-Vega, 20, and Rudy Garcia-Hernandez, 28, told Guzman to meet them along a road near the Green River in western Washington.
Once the three arrived, the fighting began. No one knows who won the fight but afterwards, Iraheta-Vega pulled out a baseball bat he had previously hidden and began beating Guzman. Garcia-Hernandez then cut his throat with a knife and the pair dumped his body into the water. Charged with first-degree murder, Iraheta-Vega was later revealed to be from El Salvador and in the U.S. illegally. The two killers are also believed to be members of the infamous MS-13 gang.