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Teen Soccer Player Shooting: Is The Murder Weapon In the Landfill?

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A search party is headed to the Calabasas Landfill in Agoura Hills this morning, on a mission to retrieve the weapon used to kill Winnetka teen Francisco "Pancho" Rodriguez. The 17-year-old El Camino Real High School student and soccer player was gunned down outside his home on January 11, in what may have been a fatal incident motivated by a "love triangle."

Authorities have not yet revealed what has prompted them to turn the search to the landfill, notes City News Service, however the Los Angeles Police Department have announced a 9:00 a.m. news conference ahead of the search's launch.

Two suspects, Jason Schumann, 24, and Elizabeth Ibarra, 19, were arrested on January 16 for their alleged connection to Rodriguez's death. Schumann has been charged with murder, however Ibarra remains in custody on a probation violation. Both suspects have been described as having "extensive rap sheets."