Steve Hlebo booking photo
SAN JOSE — San Jose police have reported the arrest of a 39-year-old man in the suspected murder of a coworker, 28-year-old Kyle Myrick.
According to Officer Albert Morales, officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Camden Avenue on the evening of January 22 to check on a man who’d been reported missing.
Officers arrived at approximately 6:20 PM and the man was nowhere to be found. Once they began to canvas the area, it wasn’t long before they’d identified a neighboring business as a likely crime scene.
According to Officer Morales, a lengthy preliminary investigation determined that a homicide had indeed taken place, and that a person of interest had already been identified.
That person was 39-year-old Steve Hlebo of Los Altos, who is suspected not only of the homicide but also disposing of the body (which has yet to be found). According to police, Hlebo also owns a white 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 truck which was quickly seized and is undergoing DNA and other forensic testing.
In light of the lack of physical evidence, homicide detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in determining the whereabouts of the vehicle between 5 PM on Friday, January 22, and 2 AM on Saturday, January 23.
Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Hamblin or Detective Jason Tanner of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.