San Jose Police responded to a scene early Tuesday morning on a report of an unconscious male who was found around 8:04 am on April 22 with his hands bound behind his back.
Several witnesses in the area only saw police activity and red tape near the crime scene. The area where the body was found is located directly behind a distribution hub at 1999 Monterey Road in San Jose near several medical marijuana and hydroponics small businesses in the area. Several people walking near the area were not even aware that the incident had occurred.
This incident, however, does not surprise authorities as the area is well known for prostitution and illegal activities involving male and female prostitutes. Often those arrested in the area are found to be from cities such as Hayward and Oakland. Quite a few cases involve a pimp targeting “Johns” for money.
This marks San Jose’s 12th homicide of the year. According to Officer Albert Morales with the SJPD, “when Officers arrived they located an adult male victim with visible injuries, unconscious and not breathing.” According to a witness at the scene, the victim was found bound with what appeared to be plastic zip ties around his wrists with his hands behind his back. He was found laying on the ground in his underwear and a t-shirt next to the tractor-trailer he was employed to drive.
The tractor-trailer is registered to Big D and Son Trucking out of Antioch. The truck was operated by 48-year-old Dat Nguyen, of Antioch, and Nguyen was identified by relatives at the scene several hours after the initial finding. The San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to take over the investigation. Officer Morales said. “The unidentified suspect(s) have not been located and remain at large”.
Persons with information regarding the above case are urged to contact Detective Sgt. Avalos or Detective McDonald of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408)277-5283.
Photos by Amy Nilson
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