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Murrieta Home of Slain ICE Agent Empty Today

ICE Supervisory Special Agent Ezequiel Garcia who allegedly shot a fellow agent lived in Murrieta.

The wife of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent slain after allegedly opening fire on his supervisor in Long Beach could not be reached for comment today and her Murrieta home seemed vacant.

Neighbors of Ezequiel Garcia, 45, and his wife Balbina, seemed reticent to speak about the couple to Patch on Sunday.

The Garcias lived in the 23000 block of Jonathan Place in Murrieta, but on Sunday the home seemed vacant and the grass was brown.

One neighbor told Patch that the Garcias were “not home and I don’t know when they will be.”

There are published reports that the couple was in the midst of a divorce.

Garcia had served as a supervisor on the Homeland Security Investigations-led Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force.

Late last week, Garcia was allegedly being counseled on the quality of his work when he allegedly opened fire on his supervisor, Kevin Kovak, 51, the second in charge of the Los Angeles bureau of ICE.

To read about what happened, click here.

Ed P. February 20, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Just guessing his pending divorce may have affected his state of mind. Divorce, bad job performance.....his world was kinda falling apart. Really sad.
Denise Rossi February 20, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Tell me why it is necessary to go to this widow's home - she is not the one who fired the gun - she lost her husband for pete's sake. She is a victim too. Why tell the whole world that someone said they were getting a divorce - what does that have to do with the facts of the case? My heart goes out to all involved in this horrible tragedy. But showing a photo of their home is not necessary and borders on sensationalism. I didn't think the Patch was a tabloid!
Jessica Fifield February 20, 2012 at 03:13 AM
I agree just doesn't seem right! Leave the poor lady alone. Shes going through enough and really what do you want her to say? Her whole world just fell apart
JJ Mclure February 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
in USA today they said she moved form there a few weeks ago
Wizard Without Remorse February 21, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I agree, total sensationalism on the part of the Patch! I cringe whenever a reporter goes up and puts a mike in the face of a victim or family member and asks, "What are you feeling right now?" Personally my response would be, "I'm feeling like craming this mike up your ..."
Amanda February 28, 2012 at 09:55 AM
What is wrong with you? You should be ashamed of yourself. She has children and you put up photos and a map of where they live?! People get death threats for making stupid comments on tv what do you think is going to happen in this situation? They are victims in this and I can not believe someone would put there address out there for everybody to see. I Personally knew Zeke and he was one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. My mother worked with him and we considered him a great friend. If I had a flat tire he’d come fix it in his work dress shirt, when my mother was in the hospital he was there making sure we were ok and making sure I didn’t feel alone, when we had money problems he helped us more then any other person I know that isn’t family would have. He was a good person and I don’t know what happened but it must have been incredibly overwhelming and I’m not saying what happened was ok. I don’t know about the inner workings of ice but i know as soon as customs merged with immigration my mother started to dilike her job very much. I do know he wasn’t a “nut” or the type of person to just randomly shoot someone for no reason he must have been desperate and I pray for him and his family every day! I’m so sorry for you!
THE REAL Anita Drink February 28, 2012 at 03:12 PM
BALBINA ~ that name has given me my morning chuckle ~ BALBINA (this coming from someone who knows a lot about having a retarded name.)

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