[UPDATED with Adolph Guadalupe Mireles Capture, Arrests:] Robert Jay Liken, OC Homicide No. 32: Parolee is Suspected Stabber

See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on capture of suspect, alleged accessories and the charges they face.

See Update Nos. 1 and 2 with more murder details, suspect mugshots, the rented getaway car and its recovery and the victim's I.D.

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ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 4, 9:52 A.M.: A man was fatally stabbed in a residence in the 1100 block of Atlanta Way in Costa Mesa early this morning, and while police have not yet identified him, they have named a suspect.

He is 38-year-old Adolph Guadalupe Mireles, who was still wanted as this was posted.

See also:

Gary Allen Smola, OC Homicide No. 28: Beaten to Death

Christian Marie Murray, OC Homicide No. 24: Thomas Michael Wilhelm Held in Girlfriend's Slaying

Steven A. Fletcher, Who Admits He Killed Pal Keith Dennis with Colt .45, Gets 3 Years

Costa Mesa Police say Mireles is believed to have driven off in a 2011 gray Toyota Corolla with California license plate No. 6PGF988 before officers arrived upon getting today's 5:57 a.m. call.

No further details or descriptions have been provided, but a police spokesman promises more blanks will be filled in at a press briefing later today.

UPDATE NO. 1, SEPT. 4, 12:35 P.M.: The Costa Mesa Police Department has just released more details about this morning's fatal stabbing and photos of still-outstanding murder suspect Adolph Guadalupe Mireles of Huntington Beach and the rented vehicle he is believed to have fled in.

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Photos courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department
Adolph Guadalupe Mireles in November 2011
According to a statement from police Lt. Tim Schennum, investigators have determined the dead man, a Long Beach 43-year-old whose name will be released once his next of kin is notified, was visiting a girlfriend on Atlanta Way near Fairview Road.

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The suspect in October 2011
"Mireles, who was recently released from prison, also had a relationship with the female," according to Schennum. "Mireles gained entry into the location by unknown means and confronted the victim. There is evidence of a violent struggle. At some point during the altercation Mireles armed hìmself with a knife and inflicted the wounds."

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Now on the run, "Mireles is considered an armed and dangerous homicide suspect," states Schennum, who asks anyone with information about the stabbing or suspect whereabouts to call Costa Mesa Police Detective Jose Morales at 714.754.5356, Sgt. Ed Everett at 714.754.5295 or the Investigations Bureau at 714.754.5205.

UPDATE NO. 2, SEPT. 5, 5:12 P.M.: The Costa Mesa Police Department has identified the man stabbed to death in the northwest part of the city Tuesday morning as Robert Jay Liken, 43, of Long Beach.

The rented Corolla murder suspect Adolph Mireles is believed to have driven away from the crime scene was recovered late Tuesday night in northwest Long Beach with the help of that city's police department, according to the statement from Lt. Tim Schennum, the Costa Mesa Police public information officer.

No weapon has been found, and police still ask anyone with information on the murder or Mireles' whereabouts to call one of the Costa Mesa contact numbers in the previous update.


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7 comments
Ajbx
Ajbx

Rip Loven. forever we will miss you

garysgirl
garysgirl

The rap sheets on both of these men is horrendous!! What a pair...wonder what the girl friend is like???

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

LOL. KFI, home to John and Ken, reported this dude as 'white'. 

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

 @Mitchell_Young White generally refers to Caucasian, which generally refers to European, which includes people from Spain ... do I really need to keep going?

michellekargl67
michellekargl67

 @interesting  @garysgirl

 just to let you know garysgirl was madelyn martinez whom of which was the girlfriend making the sick demented comment she set my friend bobby up to get killed so if you think my reply back was in the wrong GOD i hate to think what you think is right maybe you should hook up with good ol madelyn.

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