Bellevue Police arrested a suspect Monday in the murder of a 33-year-old Bellevue man last week at an office park.
Police arrested the 35-year-old Bellevue resident late Monday night, and he was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree murder. He will not be identified publicly until criminal charges have been filed.
The body of the victim, Emilio A. Perez-Oliva, was found at the Unigard office park Tuesday, April 21. According to the King County Medical Examiner, Oliva had been strangled to death.
The investigation revealed that the suspect and victim knew each other. Detectives continue to interview witnesses and gather evidence pertaining to the crime and the relationship of the two men.
In the past 11 years, there have been just six homicides in Bellevue. In five of the six, the victim and the assailant knew each other. The violent crime rate, particularly for crimes committed by strangers, remains very low for a city this size.
The investigation began at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, when Bellevue Police received a 911 call from an employee who saw the victim’s body at the office park.
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