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Four Charged With Kidnap, Murder In Case Of Yolo County Teens Missing Since 2016

A missing persons poster for friends Elijah and Enrique, who went missing within 18 days of each other.


Four people have been charged with kidnapping and killing two Yolo County teenagers in 2016.

Charges filed by the District Attorney's office in Yolo Superior Court name Chandale Shannon of Winters, Jonathan Froste and David Froste of Knights Landing as the defendants in the felony murder and kidnapping case of two teenagers in 2016.

A fourth defendant was named as a suspect by the Yolo County Sheriff's Department and will be charged in juvenile court since he was 16 at the time of the crimes.

They are charged with murder after kidnapping 16-year-old Enrique Rios from his home in Esparto in October of 2016 and kidnapping his friend, 17-year-old Elijah Moore, from an as-of-yet undisclosed location in downtown Woodland.

Woodland Police Lieutenant Aaron Delao says the suspects had been on the radar of investigators for a year-and-a-half.

"I can tell you that the information that we were collecting during the process in the first few weeks of these disappearances led us to [the suspects]."

The Davis Enterprise is reporting it has an affidavit that states that Moore stole a jar of marijuana from Shannon before the murders.

The Yolo County Sheriff and FBI were also involved in the investigation.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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