When Anaheim police arrived to a strip mall shortly after midnight on Tuesday, they found Raymond Tovar suffering from a stab wound that proved fatal. Making quick work, investigators from the crime task force arrested suspected murderer Daniel Perez outside a Stanton motel yesterday.
It’s unclear if the stabbing happened at the Bel Air Center strip mall in West Anaheim on the corner of N. Bel Air Street and Lincoln Avenue. That’s where police encountered Tovar and immediately took action to try and save his life. Paramedics arrived later and transported the man to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him deceased.
Two days later, homicide investigators identified Perez, a 38-year-old man, as the prime suspect. The two men knew each other, but detectives aren’t commenting on possible motives for the crime at this time.
Authorities booked Perez at the Anaheim Detention Facility where he’s being held on $1 million bail.
Here’s his mug shot, courtesy APD.
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