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Homicide Investigation: 11-10-17 Assault Victim Dies on 1-13-18
Filed under Press Release, on 1/17/2018 4:50:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 17-314-0173
LOCATION: 400 block of S. Buena Vista Ave., San Jose
VICTIM: Baltazar Rudolph Espinoza AGE: 65 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT: Daniel Gonzales AGE: 50 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect Daniel Gonzales


San Jose, Calif. On Friday, November 10, 2017, at about 7:32 AM, San Jose police officers responded to a family disturbance in the 400 block of Buena Vista Ave. in San Jose. Arriving officers located victim Espinoza on the ground and he was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

Officers determined victim Espinoza was assaulted by suspect Gonzales.  Further investigation revealed suspect Gonzales was the boyfriend of victim Espinoza's sister. Suspect Gonzales was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on an unrelated parole violation. 

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, victim Espinoza was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy and ruled the victim's death a homicide. Detectives subsequently amended suspect Gonzales' booking charge to murder. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant John Barg or Detective Wayne Smith of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Spagnoli #2924
DATE: 1/17/18 TIME: 4:00 PM DATE: 1/17/18 TIME: 4:00 PM


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