Santa Barbara Police Dept. detectives and Mexican State Police arrested two suspects in Mexicali, Mexico, in connection with the January murder of Santa Barbara resident Jacqueline High.

According to the SBPD, Nicolas Gustavo Romero Vasquez and his girlfriend, Isabel Reynosa, confessed to the crime when detectives interviewed them in Mexico.

High, 56, was found stabbed to death in the thrift shop she operated, Diamonds and Rust Bijoux Etc., at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Police said Vasquez and Reynosa also confessed to involvement in an assault earlier in the month on Milpas Street, and Vasquez admitted to an additional robbery and stabbing.

-Nexus Staff Report