San Jose police are investigating the scene of a reported homicide late Wednesday afternoon near the area of Guadalupe Oak Grove Park in Almaden Valley, according to authorities.
Police said they received a 911 call shortly before 4 p.m. about a male in the park. When they arrived, officers founded a male victim believed to be in his late teens or early twenties suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not yet known what events led up to the fatal incident. No motive has been determined and no suspects have been identified or apprehended.
"Sometimes a stabbing is indicative of a crime that's very personal or crime of passion, said SJPD spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer. At this point, we just don't know"
During the investigation, police towed a car out of the park while officers used flashlights into the evening to comb the area for evidence.
San Jose resident jessie jimenez told ktvu her neighbor was in the park when the body was found.
"This whole neighborhood is very peaceful and calm. This is weird," said Jimenez. "[My friend] was walking her dogs in the park and heard screaming."
Area resident Teresa Raineri was getting ready to go for a hike when police descended on her neighborhood.
"It's crime," said Raineri. "More and more in our neighborhood. All over San Jose."
In January, a brazen home invasion robbery targeted an elderly Almaden Valley couple on Bret Harte Drive.
The suspects stole the couple's jewelry, electronics, and car. Raineri said crime seems to be rising as the police force shrinks.
"It's going to be the wild west out here, because I'll tell you, people are getting guns and arming ourselves because the city hasn't given us a choice," said Raineri.
The victim's identity is being withheld until notifications have been made. This is the seventh homicide in San Jose so far this year. The department's homicide unit is responding to the scene to take over the investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to get in touch with San Jose police at 408-277-8900.
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