NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, (714) 904-7042
Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance with Mission Viejo Homicide
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (May 5, 2014) – On Sunday, May 4, 2014 Orange County Sheriff’s investigators initiated a homicide investigation after an adult male was found deceased inside his apartment (Vista Real Apartments) located at 27260 Los Altos in the city of Mission Viejo. Based on preliminary evidence located at the scene, investigators believe a physical altercation may have occurred inside the apartment leading up to the victim’s death.
The victim has been identified by the Coroner Division; however, release of the name is pending next of kin notifications. A vehicle associated to the victim is believed to be outstanding. The vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Corolla, 4-door, silver, California license plate #5ULA168.
An autopsy of the victim was completed earlier today; results are pending further investigation and a toxicology examination.
Anyone with additional information or has seen this vehicle is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org