Police are considering the man who was hospitalized in the reported double stabbing in East San Jose as a murder suspect in the death of his ex-girlfriend, authorities said.
The Mercury News reported Luis Eduardo Jara-Reyna, 32, of San Jose, to be in stable condition after being treated for a stab wound from the incident Friday morning. He has since been treated as a murder suspect and will be transferred to the custody of the Santa Clara County Jail once the hospital releases him.
According to the Mercury News, a relative confirmed to police that the stabbing was a domestic-violence case. Many family members believe Jara-Reyna forced his way into the home Friday morning and attacked the woman.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has yet to publicly release formal identification of the woman.
On Friday, officers responded to a disturbance call on the 2500 block of Story Road around 8:40 a.m. where they found a man and a woman who had both been stabbed, according to police.
The female victim was declared dead at the scene. The man was taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition, police said.
Worried and frustrated, family members pressed San Jose police for answers as they tried to figure out what happened and why. Investigators spent hours collecting evidence but didn’t say much.
"We're trying to establish a motive and any suspect information," said officer Gina Tepoorten.
Police are reviewing a neighbor's surveillance video, hoping to get more clues so they can get to the bottom of the crime.
On a part of Story Road that is home to families and small business, stunned neighbors said the homicide is completely out of the norm.
Vin Hong said she has lived in the area for several years but has never witnessed anything like the stabbing.
Meanwhile, Tho Keran said she knew the people involved in the stabbing as "very nice people."
This marks San Jose's 26th homicide of the year.