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Suspect sought in fatal stabbing of janitor in Mission Hills

March 24, 2012 | 10:22 am

UntitledPolice are looking for a man suspected of stabbing a janitor to death in the basement of a Mission Hills medical facility.

Police believe Jesus Bautista Maldonado, 43, of Los Angeles confronted and stabbed Florentino Reyes-Lucas, 42, a contract employee who was working as a janitor in the building. Reyes-Lucas was found dead about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Detectives believe Maldonado may have fled the country. He is described as 5 foot 6 tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call LAPD homicide detectives Efren Gutierrez, a Spanish speaker, at (818) 838-9948, or Gene Parshall at (818) 838-9954.


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Photo: Police are looking for Jesus Bautista Maldonado, 43, of Los Angeles. Credit: LAPD