Press Release



 
Subject: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - SUSPECT
Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 6/30/2019 9:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 7/28/2019 9:00:00 AM
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Case Number: 2019-017836
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Person/Suspect Info

UPDATE:  (6/30/19)

 

Detectives have a warrant for the arrest of Irving Zuniga (DOB: 06/19/1991) charging him with the murder of 18-year old Jesus Molina. 

 

Molina was shot and killed Saturday morning, then taken to 1200 61st Street East, Palmetto where his body was later discovered by a citizen passing by.

 

Detectives are still investigating the incident that occurred between Molina and Zuniga. A suspected motive and other details of the case are not being released at this time.

 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Irving Zuniga asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.

 

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UPDATE: (6/29/19)
The victim has been identified as Jesus Molina DOB: 10/15/2000. No other information will be released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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At approximately 7:17 am this morning (06/29/19) a citizen notified deputies of a Hispanic male, early 20’s down in the grass along 61st Street E. Palmetto.

 

Responding units determined the victim suffered trauma consistent with homicidal violence. Detectives are working to ID the victim. No other details are available at this time. 

 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.