San Jose, Calif. – On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at about 1:48 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a report of a dead body in the 900 block of Knollfield Way in San Jose. Arriving officers located victim Bambi Larson deceased, suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Follow up investigation by homicide detectives identified Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, an illegal immigrant, as the person responsible for the murder of Larson.
On Monday, the suspect was arrested in San Jose and subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail for murder.
NBC Bay Area reported: Sources tell us there were at least six prior occasions when Carranza was arrested, and immigration agents filed a detainer asking to be notified if he was set to be released. On all six occasions, two in Los Angeles and Four in Santa Clara County, Carranza was released without anyone notifying ICE – as is often the policy with sanctuary cities and counties.
Carranza was diagnosed with psychosis back in 2016, according to a source. He also has a number of convictions in Santa Clara County, including kidnapping, burglary, domestic violence, prowling, trespassing, false imprisonment and battery to an officer.
A motive for the crime remains unknown.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Isidro Bagon or Detective Mike Drago of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.