ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a missing 71-year-old man from Escondido, police announced.
Police worked with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s search and rescue team to conduct a search in the surrounding area, but were unable to locate the missing man, who police believe was the victim of foul play.
Upon further investigation, detectives identified Eduardo Zamora, 32, as a possible suspect in Stephen’s disappearance, police said. Zamora was arrested on September 5 on suspicion of murder.
Stephens has still not been found and is believed to be dead, Escondido police said.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Escondido Police Department at 760-839-4444 or leave an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477).