The Santa Ana Police Department is looking for a four-door, 2013-15, obsidian blue pearl (a.k.a. midnight blue) Honda Accord—not to radically transform its squad-car fleet but because a sedan like that is suspected of playing a role in the death of 35-year-old Jorge Lopez-Lobato.
It's actually the hit-and-run driver of a four-door, 2013-15, obsidian blue pearl (a.k.a. midnight blue) Honda Accord that cops are really seeking.
Witnesses say that after the newer model Honda hit the pedestrian in the 1200 block of West First Street before 1:40 a.m. Sunday, it sped up and headed westbound on First and then southbound on Bristol Street, according to a SAPD advisory.
The body of the deceased, later identified by the coroner as Lopez-Lobato, was in the center median when police officers arrived. Investigators found the driver's side mirror and part of the front bumper assembly at the scene. There should be substantial damage to the front end of the vehicle, which witnesses say had tinted windows.
Anyone with information can leave a tip, even anonymously, with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS), via occrimestoppers.org or by texting to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) from a cell phone. (All text messages should begin with the letters "OCCS".)