LBPD Seeks Suspect In Fatal Stabbing
|(January 25, 2006) -- LBPD is asking for your help in finding this man -- Ernesto Cordova, 25, of LB -- who allegedly fatally stabbed a man he found at his LB residence with his wife.
LBPD says that on January 17, 2006 at roughly 7:55 a.m., LBPD responded to a fight call in the 1700 block of east 4th St. and found victim Jose Cruz, 30, of L.A. suffering from multiple stab wounds to his torso. LBFD paramedics transported Cruz to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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In a written release, LBPD says its preliminary investigation revealed that suspect Cordova had returned home to find his wife involved with victim Cruz. "A physical altercation ensued, during which Suspect Cordova repeatedly stabbed victim Cruz before fleeing the scene," the release says.
LBPD says suspect Ernesto Cordova is a 25-year-old male Hispanic, 5’8", 220 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Cordova also uses the following names: Ernesto Herrera, Efrain Ernesto Cordova, and Efrain Ernesto Cordova Vasquez.
Anyone with information regarding suspect Cordova’s whereabouts is strongly encouraged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Bryan McMahon or Patrick O’Dowd at (562) 570-7244.
Citizens can also call 9-1-1 for an immediate response, or LBPD's Communication Center at (562) 435-6711 if calling from a cellular phone.
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