Suspect arrested in death of Navy officer

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SAN DIEGO – A 25-year-old man found dead inside an apartment in Mission Valley was identified by the Navy Monday and police arrested a suspect in the case.

Jonathon Tenorio was found dead around 6:20 a.m. Sunday at a complex in the 700 block of Camino de la Reina near Camino del Arroyo, investigators said.

jonathonTenorio, who was originally from Guam, recently married Thomas Jefferson School of Law student Christine Santos.  He graduated from the US Naval Academy in Maryland and was recently stationed on the USS Bunker Hill in San Diego, according to the Navy.  He was a designated surface warfare officer.

The victim’s roommate awoke and discovered blood inside the apartment leading to the body, according to San Diego police Lt. Ernie Herbert.

Herbert said the preliminary investigation indicated the victim may have been stabbed, but the actual cause of his death had yet to be determined.

San Diego police confirmed that an arrest had been made in the case, but did not release any details.

“It’s really sad,” said neighbor Dr. Marivic Cruz.  “I’ve never heard of anything like this before.”

Police have arrested a suspect in this case but have not released any details about a possible motive.

The Navy said they’re deeply saddened by the loss and cooperating with homicide investigators.


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