Suspects in Rural Livermore Homicide Identified, Victim From Tracy

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Photo released by Alameda County Sheriffs Office

On Tuesday, the Alameda County Sheriffs Office released the name of the 19-year-old victim who was stabbed to death on a rural Livermore Road. They also released the names of the two suspects who were arrested.

The victim of the Tesla Road Homicide is identified as: Lizette Andrea Cuesta, Age 19, from Tracy, CA.

The suspects arrested for the murder of Lizette Cuesta are identified as:

  • Daniel Gross, Age 19, Modesto, CA
  • Melissa Leonardo, Age 25, Modesto, CA

Both suspects are in custody at Santa Rita Jail.

Original release:

UNINCORPORATED LIVERMORE- On Monday, February 12, 2018, about 2:00 am, CHP-Dublin Officers responded to a 911 report of an injured woman on the ground near mile marker 8.49 on Tesla Road in rural Livermore.

CHP Officers and Alameda County Fire Paramedics responded to the scene and discovered a 19 year old woman suffering from life threatening stab wounds and other injuries. A decision was made to life flight the victim to Eden Hospital Trauma in Castro Valley where she was pronounced dead about 4:30 am. Prior to her death, she was able to provide us with pertinent information about her attackers.

ACSO Detectives and Crime Lab Scientists responded to the Tesla Scene where they continue to process the area for evidence.

Further investigation of this case brought us to Modesto, CA where a male and female suspect, both age 19, were arrested. They will be transported back to Alameda County. That scene in Modesto is being processed by ACSO With assistance from the Stanislaus County Sheriff.

At this time, we are not identifying the victim or suspects as the investigation is still very active and on going.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the ACSO at 510 667-7721. You can remain anonymous.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Poor girl…Andrea knew the suspects and willingly got into the car with them. Can’t even trust your own friends now days.

  2. Time to start using the death penalty of pieces of _____ like these. Criminals are babied these days

  3. New convicts, just what we need. Pieces of shit. What is this country coming to. Wild West was better than today.

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