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* San Jose Murder Suspect Pedro Castellon Medina Car Found

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A car believed to belong to double homicide suspect Pedro Castellon Medina was found Friday, a San Jose police sergeant said. A black 2006 Nissan Maxima was taken into custody, Sgt. Jason Dwyer said. Police would not disclose the location where the car was found, he said. San Jose police are searching for Medina, 31, of San Jose, to question him in connection with a double homicide committed in the 200 block of North Seventh Street at about 4:20 a.m. Monday.

The bodies of Pedro Jimenez, 28, and Marybel Jimenez, 27, were discovered at their home by a neighbor. The couple’s three children — ages 3, 5 and 8 — were helped out of the house by neighbor Renee Zarate after she heard shots from across the street, police said. Prior to the shots, Zarate told police she heard screaming, then saw a man in a black hooded sweatshirt flee the area, police said. Police suspect that the murder may have been a domestic violence incident.
Zarate said that Marybel and Pedro Jimenez had just reunited after a separation, and she believes the shooter may be Marybel’s ex-boyfriend, police said. Medina is believed to be in Southern California, or on his way there, or en route to Mexico, according to police. Police suspect Medina knows that he is wanted and advise citizens not to attempt to apprehend him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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