[UPDATED with Adolph Guadalupe Mireles Capture, Arrests:] Robert Jay Liken, OC Homicide No. 32: Parolee is Suspected Stabber
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.
He is 38-year-old Adolph Guadalupe Mireles, who was still wanted as this was posted.
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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.
|Photos courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department|
|Adolph Guadalupe Mireles in November 2011|
|The suspect in October 2011|
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.