7-Year-Old Witnesses Double Murder, One Victim Was His Own Mother

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Frank "Francisco" Contreras [Avenal Police Department]

Frank "Francisco" Contreras [Avenal Police Department]

By: Michelle Sigona

On November 14, 2016, just before 6 a.m. police in Avenal, California say they found the bodies of a man and a woman, both shot at close range. The victims were identified as Ignacio "Nacho" Contreras and his girlfriend, Maria "Mari" Clauida Corales Cobral. Contreras was outside on the front porch and Cobral was found inside the living room.

Investigators also found a 7-year-old boy inside the home. The child was alive and not only a witness, but reports say he tried to prevent the killings. The boy was also able to give the biggest lead to authorities. He told them the alleged killer was his own father, Frank "Francisco" Contreras who was 43-years-old at the time.

Reports say Contreras was seen in Los Angeles, CA, but hasn't been seen since.


HEIGHT: 5 feet 5 inches

WEIGHT: 145 pounds

SEX: Hispanic

RACE: Male

HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

DOB: June 8, 1973

TATTOOS: He has tattoos of “Francisco,” and “Manuel” and tribal barbed wire on the upper part of his right arm.


SUSPECT HAS TIES TO: Los Angeles, the Sun Valley area of Southern California, and in Michoacán, Mexico


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