29_35x90 knx_35x90
CBSLA WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Info | Watch Josh's Live Demo

Local

Sheriff’s Investigators Asking Public To Help Them Find Murdered Man’s Car

View Comments
Officials say Francesco "Joey" Bonomolo was found murdered on Sunday. (credit: Orange County Sheriff's Dept.)

Officials say Francesco “Joey” Bonomolo was found murdered on Sunday. (credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Dept.)

MISSION VIEJO (CBSLA.com)  —   Officials in Orange County on Wednesday asked the public to help them find a murdered man’s vehicle.

Orange County sheriff’s investigators also identified the murdered man as Francesco “Joey” Bonomolo, 47.

Bonomolo was found slain inside his Mission Viejo apartment about 11:35 a.m. Sunday.

The murdered man lived in the Vista Real Apartments in the 27200 block of Los Altos, said Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.

Investigators determined Bonomolo’s silver-colored 2006 four-door Toyota Corolla was missing. The car, California license plate # 5ULA168, may yield evidence that helps detectives crack the case, Hallock said.

An autopsy concluded Bonomolo’s death was a homicide, but investigators would not reveal how he was murdered.

Anyone with information about the case, or the car, was asked to call investigators at (714) 647-7055. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or (855) 847-6227.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,336 other followers