ANAHEIM, CALIF (September 6, 2020) – This morning, at about 6:15 am, Anaheim PD Patrol Officers responded to an apartment in the 1800 block of S. Haster Street in the City of Anaheim regarding a report of two victims who had been shot. Officers arrived on scene and located the bodies of 47-year-old, Maria Ernestina Ramirez of Anaheim, and 40-year-old, Efrain Hernandez-Ramirez of Placentia. Both victims were pronounced deceased on-scene.
Homicide Detectives quickly identified Jorge Pino, 57-year-old resident of Salt Lake City, Utah as a suspect in the murders. Jorge Pino and Maria Ernestina Ramirez were in a long-term dating relationship which had recently ended.
At about 10:30 am, as Homicide Detective prepared an arrest warrant of Pino, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department Deputies discovered Pino deceased in the Gaviota area of Santa Barbara County. Pino suffered what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Anyone with information, or who may have had contact with Pino prior to the incident is urged to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.