A homeless man who was beaten in June and never regained consciousness died this month, bringing San Jose's homicide count to 29 so far this year, police said.
Myuing Shin Oh, 46, was found badly beaten just after 1 p.m. on June 9 under a Highway 87 overpass between San Fernando and Santa Clara streets.
According to witnesses, Oh was fighting with at least one person prior to the assault, but the person ran off and has not been caught.
Since the attack, Oh had been on life support at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Police had not been able to find any of his family, but the Mercury News reported he had a driver's license out of Southern California and an address at a motel frequented by homeless people in Buena Park in Los Angeles County. His family was eventually tracked to Seoul, South Korea, according to the coroner's office.
Oh's death follows on the heels of two others recently in San Jose. Jorge Medina, 16, of San Jose was the city's 28th homicide victim on July 14. He was found shot to death after a house party in the 10300 block of Murtha Drive. On July 12, Gregory Lamere, 31, was found shot to death in the 1300 block of State Street in the Alviso neighborhood, making him the city's 27th homicide.
There have been no arrests in any of these three cases.
Anyone with information about the this case, the suspect, or the suspect's whereabouts, is urged to contact Detective Castillo #3303 of the San Jose Police Department's Assaults Unit at (408) 277-4161. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/, and may be eligible for a reward.