Detectives Make Arrest in Double Homicide Investigation

Detectives with the Modesto Police Department have made arrests in connection with the double homicides of David Scott Pettit and Janet Pettit. On August 8, 2013, their bodies were found when firefighters responded to a residential fire on the 4000 block of Divan Ct.

Modesto Police detectives and investigators with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office have been working diligently and made progress in the case. Information and evidence gathered lead to the identification of two suspects.

The Pettit’s son, Brandon Pettit 25, and Felix Valverde 26, were arrested on charges of homicide, arson and conspiracy. This is still an ongoing investigation and no further details are available at this time. Photographs of Pettit and Valverde are included below.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding criminal activity to please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.