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Mission Viejo Homicide Victim Identified

Francesco "Joey" Bonomolo, 47, was found in his unit at Vista Real Apartments about 11:35 a.m. Sunday.

Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.

Orange County sheriff's investigators today released the name of a homicide victim who was found dead in his Mission Viejo apartment and asked for the public's help in finding his car.

Francesco "Joey" Bonomolo, 47, was found in his unit at Vista Real Apartments, 27260 Los Altos, about 11:35 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators determined the man'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, sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said.

An autopsy concluded Bonomolo's death was a homicide, but investigators would not reveal the cause of his death.

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

--City News Service


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