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Case #: 96-15477

Date occurred: 09/21/1996

Location of crime: 10551 Bolsa Avenue

Victim: Eric Sandoval Villa

Case Synopsis: During the early morning hours Villa and a friend were standing next to a phone booth. A vehicle pulled into a driveway just west of where Villa and his friend were standing. The passenger got out of vehicle and started shooting at Villa and his friend. Villa and his friend started running. Villa was hit by the gunfire and later died from his injuries.

Suspect described as a male, Hispanic, 19-20 years, thin build.

Suspect Vehicle: Older model Honda passenger vehicle, gray in color

The Garden Grove Police Department is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder. If you have information that could assist with this investigation or any other unsolved case, you can call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704 or Investigator John Maciel at (714) 741-5824 or email johnm@ci.garden-grove.ca.us.