Friday, March 23, 2012
Man Found Murdered in Medical Facility Basement NR12144SF
On Friday, March 23, 2012, at 11:15 p.m., Suspect Maldonado was arrested by LAPD detectives at the United States, San Ysidro border crossing. Maldonado was arrested and booked for Murder.
Los Angeles: On Friday, March 23, 2012, at 6:35 a.m., officers assigned to Mission Division responded to the medical center located in the 11200 block of N. Sepulveda Boulevard for evidence of a possible crime. Once they arrived they found 41-year-old Florentino Reyes-Lucas, an independent contractor working as a janitor, dead in the basement of the building.
Soon after arriving to the scene, Mission Area Homicide Detectives learned that the suspect, 43-year-old Jesus Bautista Maldonado, a resident of Los Angeles, confronted the victim and stabbed him, causing his death.
It is believed that suspect Maldonado has fled the country. Suspect Maldonado is described as a male Hispanic who stands 5’6’’ tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call LAPD Mission Homicide Detectives Efren Gutierrez (Spanish speaker) at 818-838-9948, or Gene Parshall, at 818-838-9954. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.