California police arrest 3 men in 2001 cold case stabbing death

California police arrested three men final week in reference to a cold case murder in San Jose 20 years in the past, authorities mentioned.

The sufferer, Nhin Phi Ha, 22, was fatally stabbed in entrance of his house advanced on the night of Oct. 31, 2001, in accordance with the San Jose Police Department.

“This victim had just arrived at his apartment, was exiting a vehicle when he was randomly attacked,” Sgt. Christian Camarillo, a division spokesperson instructed San Francisco’s KGO-TV.

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(*3*)Francis Dagayray, Eutropio Dagayray, and Gilbert Meriales were arrested last week in connection with a 2001 fatal stabbing in San Jose, California. (San Jose Police Dept.) 

Francis Dagayray, Eutropio Dagayray, and Gilbert Meriales have been arrested final week in reference to a 2001 deadly stabbing in San Jose, California. (San Jose Police Dept.) 

A buddy of the sufferer was additionally stabbed a number of occasions however survived. Police mentioned two suspects fled in an SUV that was pushed by a 3rd suspect.

Authorities mentioned the killing was revisited by a number of detectives over the previous 20 years. Leads have been developed however no arrests have been made.

In August, the case was assigned to a San José Police Department and District Attorney’s Office Cold Case crew which “brought new life to the investigation,” in accordance with police. 

“Some of these same witnesses that were interviewed 20 years ago were re-interviewed recently,” mentioned Camarillo. “For whatever reasons they decided to be more forthcoming, provide more information which really sealed the case.”

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Last Wednesday, police arrested the three suspects, 45-year-old Francis Dagayray, 47-year-old Eutropio Dagayray, and 45-year-old Gilbert Meriales — all residents of San Jose.

They have been booked into Santa Clara County Jail for murder, assault with a lethal weapon, and gang enhancements, in accordance with the division. 

Police mentioned they notified the opposite sufferer who survived the stabbing concerning the arrests. They try to find the household of the deceased particular person. 

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“We really want to find this victim’s family and let them know what that there has been a conclusion and resolution to this case,” added Camarillo, in accordance with KGO-TV.



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