Arrest Made In Stabbing Murder Of Valley Transient

VAN NUYS (CBS) – A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the killing of a man found dead in the Tujunga Wash in Van Nuys.

Antonio Betras-Lopez was found Saturday in the Tujunga Wash just south of Victory Boulevard, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Betras-Lopez, who appeared to be homeless and living in the area, had been stabbed to death, Rayner said.

Valerio Guerrero was arrested in connection with the stabbing, Rayner said.

Initial reports indicated multiple suspects may have been involved, but Rayner said there are no outstanding suspects.

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