The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office today released a new photograph of a landscaper suspected of killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband in their Cupertino home Friday.Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Don Morrissey said Wednesday that sheriff’s deputies are working with police in Los Angeles County to track down Huaichang Zhao of Fremont. He is believed to be in Monterey Park, Morrissey said, or Los Angeles’ Chinatown area.
The sheriff’s office also has sent its own investigators to Monterey Park, Morrissey said. Authorities believe Zhao, 45, was performing landscape work for the victims when the assault occurred in their home on Berry Court. The attack left Wei Wei Li, 42, dead. Her husband, who is 42,remained in the hospital Wednesday and was being treated for injuries classified as serious but not life-threatening. The couple’s two young children witnessed the attack, Morrissey said, and the daughter called 911 to report the assault. They were not injured and are in protective custody in a safe location.
Authorities believe Zhao fled in a 2008 white Ford F150 pickup truck and then caught a ride with a friend to Los Angeles County.Zhao is described as about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds.
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