ROSEVILLE, Calif. » Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.
Warren Alexander Galsote, 34, and Jason John Benson, 33, died overnight Saturday, three days after they were found burning in unincorporated Placer County near Roseville, The Sacramento Bee reported.
Placer County sheriff’s officials have not identified a motive or suspects in the attack. The two men had no connection to the neighborhood where they were found, spokeswoman Dena Erwin said.
A resident found the victims near his home.
"This is so gruesome and so brutal," said Kevin Benson, Jason Benson’s father. Kevin Benson said he doesn’t know why his son was targeted and speculated that the killers may have been after Galsote.
"Jason may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time," Kevin Benson said.
He said he was not aware of his son being involved with any gangs. Jason Benson had been living with and caring for his grandparents in Sacramento.
Jason Benson and Galsote met in elementary school, but they lost touch until recently, Benson’s father said, adding that he didn’t know Galsote well.
His son’s organs have been donated, Kevin Benson said.