San Jose police are searching for a man in connection with the murder of a woman found unconscious this morning in her home on Evangeline Drive. The woman, whose identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was found after 911 dispatchers received a call from her home on the 6100 block of Evangeline Drive just after 5:30 a.m., according to Officer Jose Garcia. The dispatcher could not hear anyone on the line, and no one answered when dispatchers tried calling back several times. Officers arrived at the residence at 6:19 a.m., and found the front door closed but unlocked, Garcia said.
They were confronted by two aggressive dogs, and called animal control officers for assistance. After the dogs were taken into custody, the officers found the victim on the floor, unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Homicide investigators are now searching for Troy Edward Nosenzo, 50, of San Jose, who is suspected of killing the victim before fleeing the area. He is thought to be driving a gray 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with a California license plate of 8L70015. The homicide is San Jose’s 41st this year.