Homicide suspect arrested by MLPD

– Press release

About 1 ½ weeks ago, Mammoth Lakes Police Department Detective Jack Loera was contacted by an investigator with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the investigator gave Detective Loera information that a person of interest in a homicide may be living and working in Mammoth Lakes.


With the information Detective Loera received, Mammoth Lakes Police Officers were eventually able to locate and arrest the suspect on the outstanding warrant.

Wednesday morning at about 7:30, Detective Loera, assisted by Officer Lehr and Sergeants Hugelman and Moscowitz arrested Jose Cardenas Zuniga, 38, of Mammoth Lakes at his place of employment where he was working under an alias.

Zuniga was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported to the Mono County jail where he was later interviewed by Detectives from Orange County, who have an ongoing investigation.


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6 Responses to Homicide suspect arrested by MLPD

  1. Mark November 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Does anyone know what TOML business he was working at?

  2. Mark November 5, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    TOML probably isn’t the safest place to take your family on vacation if businesses are hiring suspected murderers.

    I can only wonder what other criminals are hiding up there behind an alias

  3. Desert Tortoise November 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Working under an alias. Hmmm. When do we make use of e-Verify mandatory?

    • Trouble November 4, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

      Almost all our hotels and restaurants in Inyo and Mammoth would cry like hell if they had to pay legal citizens what they would want to do that work. Our local council ought to demand e-Verify. But they won’t.

  4. chris October 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Good, cooperative work, MLPD!

  5. Charles O. Jones October 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Suspected bad guy in custody. No one hurt.
    Good job MLPD.


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