By Gina Yarbrough
Escondido, CA–An Escondido man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 71-year-old man reported missing from his North Broadway home in Escondido on August 13, authorities said.
Escondido police detectives took 32-year-old Eduardo Zamora into custody on Tuesday.
Stanley Stephens was an avid walker who was known to walk in the area around his home every day, the Escondido Police Department stated in a news release.
The Escondido Police Department, with the assistance of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Team, conducted an extensive search for Stephens in the North Broadway area with no success. Believing that Stephens may be the victim of foul play, detectives began an investigation into his disappearance.
Zamora was known to drive a silver, 2015 Honda Civic, bearing California license plate 7MYW007.
Detectives say Stephens is still missing and is believed to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and the Escondido Police Department is looking for any information on Stephens or Eduardo Zamora that may help in the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Zack at (760) 839-4972.