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Warrant Issued for Murder Suspect

December 07, 2006 00:00



A warrant has been issued for 29-year-old Francisco Garcia Sanchez in connection with the November 22, 2006, stabbing death of Leonardo Perez. The investigation began when East Precinct officers were called to a disturbance in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Officers arrived and discovered the victim’s body in a common area of the apartment complex.

Subsequent investigation identified Garcia Sanchez as a suspect in the homicide; the warrant charges Garcia Sanchez with one count of Murder. Garcia Sanchez is associated with a maroon-colored small import 4-door vehicle with no plates. The vehicle may be a Nissan and was last seen with a Department of Motor Vehicles temporary sticker displaying the date 10/31/06.

Garcia Sanchez is described as a 5’8” 160-pound Hispanic male with brown hair and eyes. Garcia Sanchez has tattoos with the name “Gloria” on his neck, chest and abdomen. Garcia Sanchez is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ken Whattam at (503) 823-0696 or Detective Barry Renna at (503) 823-0255.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).

This investigation is continuing.



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