DNA Technology Leads to Homicide Arrest

DNA Technology Leads to Homicide Arrest
 Photo: Antonio Sandoval
SAN JOSE – DNA technology helped the SJPD arrest a wanted homicide suspect. The June 5, 2014 killing of 36-year-old Jose Asuncion Gamez Hurtado now has a charged suspect.
According to Officer Gina Tepoorten, “On June 5, 2014, at approximately 1:21 AM, the SJPD “911” Communications Center received a call of an unresponsive person in the 500 block of Piercy Road in San Jose.”
Emergency responders identified the victim as having multiple stab wounds. They tried to revive him but were unable to due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.
This was San Jose’s 18th homicide of the year. It remained unsolved until witnesses and evidence at the crime scene were able to link the suspect to the killing.
The four-year homicide investigation took a turn when the suspect 47-year-old Antonio Sandoval was identified through his DNA as being the person behind the stabbing.
Moments after the identification of the suspect, SJPD investigators working the case applied for an arrest warrant. Then they located the suspect at his home in San Jose.
Tepoorten said, “On August 30, 2018, the SJPD’s Covert Response Unit arrested suspect Sandoval in San Jose.”  The suspect faces one count of PC 187 – Felony Murder.
Anyone with information can contact the SJPD’s Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283.
DNA Technology Leads to Homicide Arrest was last modified: September 7th, 2018 by admin
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