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Monday December 31st, 2018 :: 10:00 a.m. PST

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Media Coverage Helps LA Sheriff’s Make Double Arrest in Murder of 22 year old Rene Lupian

Homicide Detectives are announcing the arrest of Abraham Julianny Cabrera and Wayne Andrew Seare Jr., for the murder of 22 year-old Rene Lupian.
 
The arrests stem from leads and information received during the course of a highly publicized press conference held just over a month from the day of Rene’s killing.
 
Abraham Julianny Cabrera, a 19 year-old male Hispanic and resident of Alhambra, was arrested and booked on Friday, December 21, 2018 at East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station for Murder and Robbery.  He remains held without bail.
 
The second suspect, Wayne Andrew Seare Jr., a 20 year-old male Hispanic and resident of Montebello, has been identified by detectives as the individual who was sought as one of two Persons of Interest in Rene’s murder investigation.  Suspect Seare was depicted in a drawing during the press conference and has since been arrested.  He was transported and booked on Friday, December 21, 2018 at East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station for Robbery and Accessory after the Fact.  He is being held in lieu of 2.1 Million Dollars Bail.
 
A female adult, who was captured in video surveillance and sought as a second Person of Interest, was depicted in a drawing at the press conference.  She was later located by detectives and has been identified.  Her role in the murder, if any, remains under investigation.
 
The suspect vehicle, which was seen by witnesses approach Rene, was also located and has since been recovered by detectives.
 
Rene, whose family, friends and co-workers described as beloved and amazing, had just finished his shift at a popular fast food restaurant when he walked into a liquor store in the city of East Los Angeles at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Shortly after making a purchase and leaving the store, Rene was shot and killed at 941 South Concourse Avenue by what was described as a “robbery that went bad.” 
 
“It appears that Rene gave-up a backpack he was carrying but resisted giving a gold chain and cross that was given to him by his grandmother as a keepsake,” said Homicide Bureau Captain Christopher Bergner.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and its dedicated team of Homicide Detectives would like to take a moment and thank every person that took the time to call in or email with information, however small it may have appeared.  And to the media and its relentless reporters and camera crew, who engaged in highly publicizing this horrific crime, we thank you for helping us seek justice and bring a sense of comfort to the family.
 
At this time, the booking photos will not be released.
 
For any media inquiries or anyone with information regarding this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau at 213 229-1850
 
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 Written by:
Deputy Juanita Navarro
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
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