The communities of Reno, Nevada and nearby Douglas County were rocked in early 2019 when four elderly people were found dead in their homes. Burglary was seen as the primary motive, given the loss of a number of expensive items missing from each of the victims. Given there were no signs of forced entry, police quickly surmised they must have known the killer and one person was linked to all the victims: Wilber Martinez-Guzman.
Martinez-Guzman, a 19-year-old man from El Salvador, had been living illegally in the U.S. for about a year before committing the killings, making ends meet by performing a number of odd jobs. Previously unknown to police, he was quickly apprehended a mere two weeks later. Though court proceedings are set to begin in 2020, some hearings have already taken place and a detective revealed at one of them that Martinez-Guzman had confessed he had committed the murders because he needed money to buy meth.