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Rebecca Michelle Villanueva Arrested in Connection with Alleged Murder of Daniel Capetillo in San Jose

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San Jose Police Department Press Release 12/7/12

San Jose Police Department Homicide Detectives have arrested 23 year old Rebecca Michelle Villanueva, a San Jose Resident, in the November 30th murder of Daniel Capetillo. Detectives believe the homicide was gang motivated. Detectives also believe that Suspect Villanueva did not act alone and that additional unknown suspects involved in this case remain at-large. Persons with information regarding this case or any additional suspects are encouraged to contact the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

No further information is being released regarding this case due to the fact that the investigation is on-going. The San Jose Police Department is currently investigating its 43rd homicide of 2012. On Friday, 11/30/2012, at approximately 11:33 P.M., the San Jose Police Departments 9-1-1 Communications Center received a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Pacific Avenue. Upon arrival, responding officers located a 17 year old male victim suffering from at least one gun shot wound.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim, later identified as 17 year old Daniel Capetillo, was shot by unknown suspect(s). The suspect(s) fled the scene and remain at-large and unidentified. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 11 P.M. The San Jose Police Departments Homicide Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Detectives are exploring the possibility that the homicide was gang related. No further details are being released at this time.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the names of these men or have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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  • You can all say whatever nice things about her but explain to me this why is it the second time she’s involved in something like this? What about Daniel he’s no longer with us his family will never see him again, he was not a gang member not to mention she lured him out of his home so how did the people she showed up with end up killing him ?? Put yourself in his family’s shoes. Why won’t she talk? She keeps playing dumb changing her stories. So please don’t tell me she’s innocent she’s just as guilty as those who pulled the trigger! May god forgive her for her sins..I just hope the memories of those she helped murder haunt her and that she suffers just like I’m suffering without my brother, I ain’t here to say he was an angel cause he wasn’t but he was not a gang member and for sure not a murder

  • I have know Rebecca for over fifteen years I have seen this girl battle with alot of situations in her life as a young child and through out her . teenage life she may have not been reversed in the right direction growing up and alot of her choices were not always right but I seen her change her whole life around back in 2010 after she was involved in something simular she went back to school and graduated with honest she was working with the water district and is her nephew’s and nieces backbone she was a mentor for alot of small children I honestly in my heart know that she had no involvement she’s a victim of circumstance

  • What !!!! Theirs no way ,this girl made more friends then enemies .never known she had any body that she disliked or who disliked her at all.wish as I do pray for ya the best and keep your head up something I’ve all ways seen this person all ways do Cus she was a proud type person .

  • This is my aunt and I know she would not do nothing at all like this case that u guys have going on

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