Barona SWAT Standoff
Authorities arrested a woman suspected of fatally shooting a person on the Barona Indian Reservation. Photo courtesy of News 8

Updated at 8 p.m. Jan. 22, 2015

A woman suspected of killing her boyfriend and her 3-year-old son in a home on the Barona Indian Reservation was released from jail Thursday after no charges were filed.

CBS8 reported the release of Elaina Rose Welch, citing information from jail officials.

The investigation into the deaths is continuing, said Steve Walker of the District Attorney’s Office.

Welch, 32, was booked into jail early Saturday on suspicion of two counts of murder.

The chain of events that led to Welch’s arrest began shortly after noon Friday, when sheriff’s officials received a call from a woman who said her child was dead.

Around the same time, someone made a report of a suicide attempt to Barona Tribal Enforcement officials, according to the sheriff’s department.

Sheriff’s homicide Lt. John Maryon said a tribal enforcement officer spoke to a man outside the home on Quincy Canyon Road, then heard a gunshot shortly after the man went back inside.

A woman, later identified as Welch, left the house carrying a shotgun, then dropped the weapon on a dirt road, Maryon said.

A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were sent to the location and Welch was ultimately arrested.

Sheriff’s homicide investigators searched the residence and found the body of 32-year-old Julio Ricardo Monggiotti, who had been shot. The body of Welch’s 3-year-old son, Roland, was found in a freezer in a garage.

— City News Service