Gilberto Torres charged with double murder - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Suspect charged in murders of Ashtabula mother, daughter

Crime scene on Kain Avenue Crime scene on Kain Avenue
Hilda Garcia and Amparo Torres Hilda Garcia and Amparo Torres
Gilberto Torres Gilberto Torres

The man accused of killing an Ashtabula mother and her daughter is behind bars on $500,000 bond.

Gilberto Torres is charged with killing his wife, Amparo Torres, and her daughter, Hilda Garcia.

The bodies of a 40-year-old Torres and 20-year-old Garcia were discovered around 2:30 a.m. Monday at a home on Kain Avenue.

19 Action News has learned since Friday concerned family members have been trying to reach the pair even calling 911 several times to report their disappearance.  

Police made a welfare check on the home on Sunday.

"We did a welfare check earlier that night (Sunday) and we responded to the house and we didn't find any signs of foul play we weren't able to make entry to the house at that time," said Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell.

Two hours later, family tells us that it was Amparo's brother who would break into the home and make the grisly discovery.  He was shocked to find Torres was sleeping on the couch. 

After police arrived at the scene, Torres was taken into custody.

The Coroner's Office tells 19 Action News the bodies were found in separate bedrooms, and that the mother and daughter were last seen on Friday.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

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