Victor Serriteno allegedly murdered Priscilla Castro and began using the Markley Fire.
On Aug. 16, 2020, Priscilla Castro, a 32-year-old in Vallejo, California, led to nearby Vacaville to get a date with a guy she met on a relationship program, according to authorities.
She wasn't seen again, Vacaville police stated.
Her date, who had been charged with murder, can be accused of placing a wildfire to cover the offense -- that ignited a huge blaze which claimed two lives, officials explained.
Here is the way the alleged offenses unfolded
Castro's family reported her missing after they had been not able to attain her for 2 weeks, authorities said. Castro's car was discovered abandoned in Vacaville on Aug. 18, authorities said.
Castro's burnt body was recovered from the Stebbins-Cold Canyon region.
Castro's cause of death hasn't yet been published and a rationale remains under analysis, Vacaville Police Lt. Chris Polen told ABC News.
On Aug. 18, 2020, the Markley Fire erupted in an"thing of yards, feet" into where Castro's body has been discovered, Polen said.
The reason for this Markley Fire has been termed arson, officials said Wednesday.
Researchers believe"Serriteno intentionally set the Markley Fire in an effort to hide his offense," the sheriff's office stated.
The Markley Fire resulted in significant harm. It united with the Hennessey Fire, that was afterwards contained at the LNU Lightning Sophisticated -- a set of wildfires covering five Northern California counties.
"The fire had catastrophic consequences on so many folks in our area," Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams said in a Wednesday news conference.
The LNU Lightning Sophisticated murdered a total of six people and wounded five, based on Solano County. The flames destroyed 1,491 structures and ruined 232 structures. In the time it had been included, the LNU Lighting Sophisticated has been the fourth-largest wildfire in California history, in accordance with Solano County.
On Wednesday, Serriteno was reserved on arson and extra counts of murder, officials explained.
"We've registered specific situation in this scenario... alleging that the defendant committed arson-murder and he committed several murders," Abrams explained.
Serriteno hasn't entered a plea to the first murder charge. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 17.
All these are solely allegations, Mr. Serriteno is assumed innocent and we anticipate aggressively litigating these allegations."
"I understood there were ugly people in the entire world but I never knew they'd do something to somebody so near people," Castro's sister, Jasmine Castro, informed KOVR. "He does not deserve to get away with not 1 bit of the."