Mystery note in Stockton restaurant leads to suspected homicide victim
A man was found dead at a home in Stockton late Friday night, with San Joaquin County sheriff’s officials now labeling the death a homicide.
Authorities were tipped off about the death when a man wearing dark clothing showed up at an unidentified restaurant along Charter Way around 10 p.m. and gave an employee a note.
The note said someone should call police and search a home along the 2400 block of Waterloo Road.
Sheriff’s deputies then went to the home about four miles from the restaurant and found a man who looked to have a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Detectives didn’t find any signs of forced entry or a struggle, and nothing appeared to have been taken.
The person who handed the note to employees was said to have left the restaurant on foot.
Sheriff’s officials started calling the incident a homicide a little after 6 p.m. Saturday. They originally had labeled the incident as “suspicious.”
Investigators also identified the victim as 20-year-old Jorge Eguiluz.