Landscaping Employee Admits Killing His Supervisor, Police Say
SAN RAFAEL, CA – A man from Contra Costa County was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his supervisor at a landscaping company, the San Rafael Police Department said in a statement Thursday.
Miguel Jimenez Alejandre, 33, of Baypoint, confessed to the murder of David Nunez Sanchez, 42, of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, police said.
A family member notified Pittsburg police on Monday when Nunez Sanchez failed to return from work at a San Rafael location.
On Tuesday, a representative from the company that employed Nunez Sanchez called the San Rafael police after finding Nunez Sanchez’s vehicle at the construction site, an apartment complex on North Avenue.
Police said officers arriving at the scene launched a search of the area after finding Nunez Sanchez’s phone and an uneaten lunch in his truck.
Nunez Sanchez’s body was found buried under a brush and branches, which police said were deliberately hidden from someone, according to officials on site.
Officials traveled to Contra Costa County on Wednesday to interview the three employees, including Alejandro, who was with Nunez Sanchez at the San Rafael location.
All three employees told officers they assumed their boss was still working on site when they left at the end of their work day on Monday, although they knew we would be in Oakland later that day, the company said Police with.
According to police, Alejandre confessed to the murder amid questioning.
No further details were released, including a possible motive or the manner in which Nunez Sanchez was killed.
Alejandre was arrested on suspicion of murder and posted to Marin County Jail, according to police.
This is the second reported murder in less than two weeks in a city where such incidents are extremely rare.
On May 5, 19-year-old former Novato resident Jeffrey Osmaldo Aguirre was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the May 3-year-old San Rafael murder of 23-year-old Wilmer Gonzalez Velazquez.
San Rafael reported only one murder over a nine-year period prior to that month.
Anyone with information on any of these cases is encouraged to call the San Rafael Police Department at (415) 485-3000.
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