Florentino Reyes-Lucas, a 41-year-old Latino, was found dead Friday, March 23, in the 11200 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police discovered Reyes-Lucas when they were called to the Facey Medical Group building at 6:30 a.m.
Reyes-Lucas, who was stabbed to death, was a contract employee working as a janitor in the building, police said.
Officials identified the suspect they believed is involved as Jesus Bautista Maldonado, a 43-year-old Latino from Los Angeles.
Authorities said in a statement that Maldonado was arrested about 11:15 p.m. Friday at the San Ysidro border crossing and booked on suspicion of murder. Homicide detectives initially believed Maldonado had fled the country before they could detain him.
Reyes-Lucas, of Los Angeles, was working as an independent contractor in the building, officials said. Maldonado and Reyes were working together in the building when the stabbing occurred, authorities say. …
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