Orange County Sheriff
NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, (714) 904-7042, JHallock@ocsd.org
Victim Identified in Mission Viejo Homicide
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (May 7, 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 as Francesco “Joey” Bonomolo, 47, a resident of Mission Viejo. The autopsy conducted on May 5th has determined the manner of death to be homicide. The cause of death is not being released due to the ongoing investigation.
Bonomolo’s vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Corolla 4-door, silver, California license plate #5ULA168 remains outstanding. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in locating this vehicle.
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
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