KCSO 'confident' in arrest of wife in railway worker's murder
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Three months after a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe employee was shot to death inside a maintenance shop in Tehachapi, the Kern County Sheriff's Office announced two arrests.
Robert Limon, 38, was shot in August in the Summit Industrial Park, in the 1500 block of Goodrick Drive.
Limon worked for the railroad for 13 years. He was based in Barstow but was working in Tehachapi, and he was alone in the shop when he was shot.
The sheriff's office said Wednesday that a man and Limon's wife have been arrested.
Detectives investigated hundreds of leads developed through witnesses and information provided by the public. A surveillance video showed a hard-to-see person of interest walking in the industrial park around the time of the murder.
BNSF even offered a $100,000 reward for information in the case. That award money hasn't been distributed.
Finally, detectives were able to identify 24-year-old Jonathan Michael Hearn, of Hesperia, as the shooting suspect.
The sheriff's office said the victim's wife, 35-year-old Sabrina Limon, conspired with Hearn in the murder.
"Jonathan Hearn had become involved in a romantic relationship with Sabrina Limon in the months leading up to Robert Limon's murder," sheriff's office spokesman Ray Pruitt said.
Tuesday, detectives arrested both Hearn and Sabrina Limon on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The wife was also arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to murder. Both were booked into Kern County jail.
"We are confident that the two people we arrested yesterday are responsible for his murder," Pruitt said.