Genaro Diaz Stabbed to Death and Antonio Esquivel is Held

Genaro Diaz Stabbed to Death and Antonio Esquivel is HeldEXPAND
Garden Grove Police Department

UPDATE, JUNE 13, 8:36 A.M.: "On Saturday, June 10, 2017, investigators from the Garden Grove Police Department located and arrested Daniel Jones-Hoebel in the City of Garden Grove for his involvement in the stabbing death of Genaro Diaz," says Lt. Carl Whitney. "This was the second suspect arrested for murder.

"Both Antonio Esquivel and Daniel Jones-Hoebel were booked at the Orange County Jail for murder. The case has been referred to the Orange County District Attorney’s office for review. No further information can be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing."

ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 12, 5:25 A.M.: A 20-year-old Santa Ana resident was stabbed to death in Garden Grove Friday night, and another young man has been taken into custody in connection with the homicide.

Genaro Diaz died at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange after paramedics treated him in the 12800 block of Haster Street for a stab wound to the chest.

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Police had been called to that Garden Grove neighborhood around 9:15 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute between a man and woman. But responding officers discovered there had actually been some kind of altercation there between Diaz and two other males, says Garden Grove Police Sgt. Ray Bex.

Further investigation led police to Antonio Esquivel, 21, of Garden Grove, who was placed under arrest. Bex says officers are still trying to find the second suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garden Grove Police Homicide Unit at 714.741.5786.


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