Jill Sundberg, 31, was the loving mother of four boys who worked multiple jobs to afford to her monthly payments to a trailer park in Quincy, Washington.
She was enjoying some time off at a neighborhood party just days before Christmas, reports KXLY, when a man named Gustavo Tapia Rodriguez, 39, lost his temper.
According to the Spokesman, Rodriguez and two other men from the party — Ambrosio Mendez Villanueva, 25, and Julio Cesar Albarran Varona, 25 — then a forced her into GMC Yukon and drove her to a nearby rest stop off Old Vantage Highway.
Albarran Varona held Sundberg’s hands behind her back, and then he allegedly kicked behind her knees to get her to kneel. As she was falling, Rodriguez shot her in the back of the head, and continued shooting, as her body fell to the ground.
Authorities say the suspects did not cover their tracks. Sundberg was found by a woman walking her dog, just after noon on December 22. The Grant County Sheriff Department immediately went to investigate.
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A total of 13 bullet casings were found near the body. Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones told KXLY it was the most disturbing case he’s ever seen:
“I’ll call it like I see it, they executed her.”
Homicide along Old Vantage Highway. View of incident scene.
Posted by Grant County Sheriff's Office – Tom Jones, Sheriff on Thursday, December 22, 2016
The men also left behind a note written in Spanish on a piece of cardboard; they used a knife to affix it to her back. The police department has not released the details of the note to the public.
Jones commented about it in an interview with KXLY:
“They they added one more salt to the wound, so to speak, and they put a note on her back and put a knife in her back […] I won’t say what the note said, but it sounds like it was a disrespectful thing and just absolutely gruesome.”
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— Grant County Sheriff (@GrantCoSheriff) December 28, 2016
According to the police report, two other men came forward after Sundberg’s body was identified: Fernando Marcos Gutierrez, 33, and Salvador Espinoza Gomez, 24. They have been arrested as material witnesses and will also face immigration charges.
All five of the men are illegal immigrants.
Jones believes there are good, undocumented families living in the county, but hopes that President Donald Trump can help to reduce the number of immigrants in the area. As for the five illegal aliens in custody, he hopes to gather enough evidence to put them in jail for good:
“We will do everything in our power to make sure they never see the light of day again.”
According to the Tri-Herald, Sundberg may have had ties to gang member friends on Facebook. Independent Journal Review has reached out to Grant County Police Department for more information but has not yet heard back.
Note: This story has been edited after publication.