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December 2, 2008

Ignacio Alvarez, 11/5/2008

Police found Alvarez, 41, of Turlock lying in the grass in front of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of West Canal Drive at 10:16 p.m. He had been stabbed at least once in the upper torso. Police said he was visiting someone in one of the apartments. Alvarez was taken to Emanuel Medical Center and died there, police said.

Name: Ignacio Alvarez

Synopsis: Police found Alvarez, 41, of Turlock lying in the grass in front of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of West Canal Drive at 10:16 p.m. He had been stabbed at least once in the upper torso. Police said he was visiting someone in one of the apartments. Alvarez was taken to Emanuel Medical Center and died there, police said.

Motivation: Detective J.D. McWilliams said a "personal issue" between Delreal and Alvarez was the motive for the stabbing.

Suspect: Jose Delreal of Ceres was arrested at the Stanislaus County Jail on July 30, where he's serving time for assault with a deadly weapon in an unrelated incident, according to Turlock police spokesman Sgt. Nino Amirfar.

Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Detective J.D. McWilliams at 668-5550, ext. 6668, or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips on the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

If you would like to submit photos of this victim or have other information to share, please email homicides@modbee.com.

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