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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.

Fox 40 Sacramento

 
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