Just Another Orange County Murder: Oscar Hernandez-Alarcon [UPDATED]

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A man searching a construction site in the 900 block of East South Street in Anaheim around 4:15 a.m. July 4 for materials to recycle instead found the body of an unidentified a man who'd who it was initially believed had been shot in the chest. Homicide detectives believe the corpse had been there just a few hours when the recycler stumbled upon it.


Authorities have now identified the victim as Oscar Hernandez-Alarcon, 46, who worked the night shift at a business near the construction site and is believed to have been attacked while he was walking home before his body was dumped off a road that is closed to cars.

Hernandez-Alarcon was reported missing when he did not show up for work Monday morning, and he was identified later that day. He was at first believed to have been shot in the chest, but an autopsy later confirmed he was stabbed multiple times.

He leaves a wife and children in Guatemala.


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