Adam Ingala-Whiting Arrested in Murder of Mission Viejo Man: UPDATE

Categories: 2014 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post identifying the murder suspect.

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Qwik Tape
Police line like this was likely set up at the scene of an apparent murder in Mission Viejo.

ORIGINAL POST, MAY 5, 11:43 A.M.: Orange County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the apparent murder of a man in his Mission Viejo apartment over the weekend.

Deputies were called to the Vista Real Apartments' unit at 27260 Los Altos, Mission Viejo, on Sunday, when they determined some kind of physical altercation may have occurred inside the apartment leading up to the unidentified man's death, according to sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock, the department's spokesman.

An autopsy is scheduled for today, and no more information about the case is being released at this time.

So with not much at all to go on, the public is being asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Unit at 714.647.7055 if anyone has more information that can help investigators. Anonymous tips may also be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS) or by visiting occrimestoppers.org.

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DMV and Toyota photos courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Francesco "Joey" Bonomolo, R.I.P.

UPDATE, MAY 7, 3:13 P.M.: The dead man has been identified by the county coroner as Francesco "Joey" Bonomolo, 47, of Mission Viejo.

The autopsy concluded Bonomolo died of homicide, but the exact cause of death "is not being released due to the ongoing investigation," according to Lt. Jeff Hallock.

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This is a front view of the car being sought.

The sheriff's spokesman had previously revealed that besides Bonomolo's killer, deputies are looking for the deceased's missing 2006 Toyota Corolla. It was described as a silver four-door sedan with California license plate No. 5ULA168.

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Rear view of same car.

Anyone who has seen that car or has more information about the homicide is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit at 714.647.7055. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS) or visit occrimestoppers.org.

UPDATE, MAY 15, 6:33 P.M. An arrest has been made--the official update after the jump!

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