Santa Cruz police identified a Capitola man Wednesday who is wanted in connection with the fatal October stabbing of a 16-year-old boy, bringing the total number of suspects to five.Ivan Ramirez, a 23-year-old Capitola resident who has not been arrested, was linked to a Santa Cruz High School student who was fatally stabbed in October 2009, police said. He is believed to be living in Southern California.
Tyler Tenorio was stabbed multiple times in the upper torso near the corner of Chestnut and Laurel streets on Oct. 16. Witnesses said he was arguing with a group of men before being stabbed by one of them.Three men have already been arrested for the alleged stabbing, with a fourth suspect believed to be in Mexico.
Pasqual Reyes, a 21-year-old suspected gang member from Live Oak, was arrested on June 15, according to police.Reyes was already in custody in Santa Cruz County jail on a weapons charge and was later linked to the stabbing through forensics and witness tips, police said.
Walter Escalante, a 24-year-old suspected gang member from Watsonville, was also arrested on June 15 on an unrelated probation violation, according to police. He was later linked to the stabbing through forensics and witness statements.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have determined that Escalante is in the country illegally, according to police.
Daniel Onesto, a 20-year-old Santa Cruz man, was also arrested and remains in custody, police said.
Paulo Luna, 23, is believed to have fled to Mexico late last year. Immigration agents are working with Mexican authorities to locate and arrest Luna, according to police.
Department officials are currently collaborating with authorities in Southern California for the ongoing investigation, which has yielded additional information but no arrests.