E.C. police seize evidence in attempted murder case

March 22, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

El Centro police detectives searched the crime scene and the suspect's home Wednesday in their investigation of an attempted murder here Tuesday.

Eduardo Mora, 36, is suspected of assaulting and stabbing his estranged wife, 35, Tuesday afternoon.

According to a press release, ECPD Detective Angie Cuevas executed a search of the crime scene Wednesday at the apartment in the 300 block of south Sixth Street.

Assisting El Centro detectives was a senior criminalist from the state Department of Justice Riverside laboratory.

There was additional evidence taken from the scene, the press release states, but elaboration was unavailable.

As the search of the Sixth Street address concluded, Detective Luis Hernandez executed a search warrant at a home in the 1100 block of Heber Avenue in Heber.

Assisting Hernandez were two employees of the county District Attorney's Office and an Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputy, the press release states.


Police think Mora, 36, had been staying at the Heber residence, which is his parents' home.

Information regarding what police were looking for or if any evidence was recovered was unavailable.

ECPD Detective Fernando Alvarez had earlier traveled to San Diego, where Mora is being treated for his injuries, to further question Mora, who has been arrested for attempted murder, and gather evidence, the press release states.

On Tuesday, El Centro police responded to a 911 call from an apartment in the 300 block of South Sixth Street and found a woman outside the complex apparently bleeding from her head and one limb.

Mora was discovered by police inside the apartment bleeding from what police think were self-inflicted stab wounds to his upper torso.

Mora was transported to the University of California San Diego Medical Center on Tuesday for treatment of his injuries.

The woman was treated at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley for multiple lacerations to her head and at least one stab wound to a limb.

Staff Writer Kelly Grant can be reached at 337-3441.

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