Last month, the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 400 block of Chuluota Avenue after a reporting party called 9-1-1 stating they heard gunshots from inside the residence. When officers arrived, they secured the scene, set up a perimeter, and after obtaining additional information, entered the residence.
Inside the residence, they found Manuel Herrera-Herrera, age 50, and Maria “Yolanda” Donjuan-Diaz, age 44, both deceased. Initial investigation indicated that Manuel and Yolanda were married and lived together. This incident was determined to be a homicide/suicide involving domestic violence.
The Grand Junction Police Department realizes that our community expects transparency and timely communication from our agency whenever there is a homicide that takes place. Due to the extreme sensitive nature of this incident and extensive follow up conducted by detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department, we wanted to give all parties involved the appropriate time to reconcile the events that took place. This was an isolated incident and there were no other threats to the community.
During the initial incident, the Grand Junction Police Department executed a search warrant of the home where evidence was collected. Detectives continue to process the evidence and the investigation remains ongoing.