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San Jose Police Investigate Homicide by Church on the Hill

Missing elderly man found stabbed to death in San Jose Thursday

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    San Jose Police Investigate Homicide by Church on the Hill

    A missing elderly man was found stabbed to death in San Jose Thursday. NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama reports. (Published Thursday, March 7, 2013)

    San Jose police are investigating the city's eighth homicide of the year and say it is connected to an earlier missing person's case.

    Police were called to an apartment in South San Jose just before noon Thursday after getting a report of a dead body.

    They found an elderly man inside a unit of the Hilltop Manor Senior Apartments on the 700 block Ironwood Drive.  They identified the victim as Stanley Jacobson, who was reported missing on February 18.  Police said his family found him inside his apartment Thursday.

    Police said they had arrested a suspect, but would not give a name.

    The complex is in back of Church on the Hill, a San Jose landmark along Highway 87, which is known for its spinning globe.

    The case will be handled by the homicide unit. Police said the motive behind the stabbing is unknown.

    San Jose police have been working the missing person's case since mid-February. Jacobson was reported missing in mid-February, but had not been seen by his family since Feb. 5. Police said at the time of the missing person's press release that Jacobson suffered from dementia and may be in the company of a woman named Regina Butler. Police did not list Butler as the suspect under arrest in the stabbing.

    It is the second homicide in San Jose in less than 24 hours. An young adult male was found stabbed to death at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park in Almaden Valley. Police said they have no suspects or motive in that killing either.

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