18-Year-Old Couple Assaulted And Murdered By 41-Year-Old Felon

Bend Teens Found Murdered

Police were called to a home in a neighborhood in Bend, Oregon, at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. A 41-year-old Bend man has been arrested on murder and aggravated murder charges, accused of killing two 18-year-old Bend residents with whom he’d been working at a southwest Bend home, police said Thursday.

Wesley Abel Brady, 41, the teens, and the homeowner were drinking alcohol at the home when Brady and Hernandez got into a physical fight. Brady allegedly murdered both teens and put their bodies in the garage.

While police were at the homeBrady returned and arrived in the area and was detained. He was arrested and taken to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was held without bail on one count each of aggravated murder, murder, strangulation, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sex abuse, first-degree abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence. He could make his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

Pastorino and Hernandez were reported missing by a concerned family member, and police searched the home, two vehicles, and Brady’s property in Christmas Valley. They were found dead, and the cause of death is still being investigated, with autopsies planned.

Angela Pastorino and Alfredo Pastorino were inseparable and loved people almost as much as they loved dogs. Their families are struggling to make sense of this tragic loss.

Police blocked off the quiet southwest Bend neighborhood street as they processed the scene Thursday morning. Some residents said the home’s residents keep to themselves.

Brady was arrested on arson and burglary charges in 2018 and received five years of probation.

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