Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend in Salinas early this morning, police said.
Police said the homicide victim has been identified as 44-year-old Maria Ceja.
According to the police investigation, Ceja arrived home at about 12:15 a.m. where police believe her boyfriend, identified only as Florencio, was waiting for her in the parking lot.
Ceja and Florencio had an argument that ended with Florencio stabbing Ceja in the chest, police said.
Florencio was identified and seen running from the scene, according to officers.
Ceja was taken to Natividad Medical Center where she died of her injuries, police said.
Police said the suspect and the victim had been dating for about one year. The motive for the killing and the nature of the argument remain under investigation.
Police have released photos of the suspect to the public and are seeking information on Florencio’s last name and his current whereabouts.
The Salinas Police Department is asking for anyone with information on identifying Florencio or knowledge of his whereabouts to call 911 or contact Detective Fors at (831) 758-7124 or Detective Fairbanks at (831) 758-7322. Information may also be left on the crime tip lines at (831) 758-7133 or (831) 775-4222.
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 name of this suspect 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 envia un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.
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