Eagle County double murder suspect, William Anderson Amaya, was victims' nephew

Suspect rented room from his aunt and uncle

EL JEBEL, Colo. - A 33-year-old man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle in El Jebel had been renting a room in their home for the last six months, deputies said.

William Anderson Amaya was arrested at work early Sunday morning and is due to make his first court appearance Monday in Eagle.

A deputy found the bodies of Mayra Lorena Lopez, 40, and Eliseo Lopez, 42, at 160 Arapahoe Saturday night, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said. That’s between Carbondale and Basalt.

Investigators used Amaya's cell phone to find him after the bodies were found.

The couple's two teen sons were home and one called 911.

Neighbors told the Aspen Daily News that Mayra worked as nurse at Basalt Elementary School.

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