Written by AARON CASTREJON
SOUTH EL MONTE - A suspect in the Friday stabbing death of a man has yet to be identified.
The stabbing occurred in the 2500 block of Santa Anita Avenue around 5:40 p.m. The victim was taken to an area hospital and was pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
No further information is available.
Anyone with information on the stabbing is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Information can be provided anonymously by calling L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
SOUTH EL MONTE - A 17-year-old boy was identified as the teen stabbing victim found dead in the San Gabriel River Wednesday and a teen suspect was arrested.
Jeremy Sanchez was identified as the victim by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The boy’s body was found around 4:44 p.m. near Thienes Avenue and Parkway Drive, according to Los Angeles County Fire Dispatches.
Sanchez was found face down by friends and the father of the boy who went missing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Sanchez apparently did not show up to school Wednesday, prompting his father to report him missing.
“It appears the victim had been stabbed and died at the scene,” the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
Early Thursday, Sheriff’s Homicide detectives acted on information from a tipster, stating a friend of the victim may have been involved in the homicide.
Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect’s home, found him there and eventually arrested him on suspicion of murder, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
The suspect was booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center.
The murder weapon has not been recovered.
The investigation is being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.