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SJPD Arrests Suspect for 7-18-19 Homicide in the 3300 block of Cortese Circle
Filed under Press Release, on 7/23/2019 3:00:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 19-199-0518
LOCATION: 3300 block of Cortese Circle, San Jose
VICTIM: Cynthia Mykkanen AGE: 57 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT: Ryan Garner AGE: 35 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect Ryan Garner


San Jose, Calif. - On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at about 2:34 PM, San Jose police officers responded to Regional Medical Center in San Jose on a report of a severely injured female adult that was dropped off at the hospital.  Officers were told the victim's injuries were non survivable and she was being kept on life support.  On Monday, July 22, 2019, the victim was taken off life support and pronounced deceased.    

Follow up investigation by Homicide detectives identified suspect Ryan Garner, the victim's son, as the person responsible for the assault.  The investigation revealed that the suspect assaulted the victim inside their residence on the 3300 block of Cortese Circle in San Jose.  The suspect drove the victim to the hospital where he dropped her off and then fled prior to police arrival.  Later that night, the suspect was located driving his vehicle on Highway 101 at Blossom Hill Road in San Jose where he was apprehended by a police canine and taken into custody.  The suspect was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained from a dog bite and later booked into Santa Clara County Jail for attempted murder.  His booking charges have since been amended to murder.  

This is the City's 21st homicide of 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant TJ Lewis or Detective Brian Meeker 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: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Joseph #3148
DATE: 7/23/19 TIME: 11:30 AM DATE: 7/23/19 TIME: 11:30 AM


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