San Diego Police have connected the fifth and final piece of a stabbing death puzzle nearly a decade after the crime was committed.
In March 2005, 21-year-old Javier Hernandez was found lying in a parking lot at 6332 Potomac Street with multiple stab wounds. He died at the scene.
As homicide investigators examined the case, they identified five suspects – four of whom were convicted and sentenced in 2006 for their involvement.
Police also issued an arrest warrant for the last suspect, 30-year-old David Huerta, but he fled to Mexico, the SDPD says.
Finally, over nine years later, Mexican authorities arrested Huerta for the outstanding warrant on Tuesday.
They met SDPD officers at the U.S.–Mexico border to hand over the suspect, who has been booked into the county jail on a charge of murder.
If you have any information about this crime, call the SDPD’s homicide unit or Crime Stoppers at 888-850-8477.