Chino–On Sunday, June 5, Chino Police Investigators arrested Alejandro Delacruz, age 33 of Chino, for the murder of missing person Jorge Romo, age 35 of Eastvale.
Romo’s family reported him missing on May 28, and he was last seen on May 26, following a fight with the suspect Alejandro Delacruz at the 8000 block of Pine Avenue. The fight wasn’t reported to the Chino Police Department until June 1. Detectives issued missing persons under suspicious circumstances crime bulletin after a preliminary investigation. During the investigation, Detectives discovered the suspect had struck Romo multiple times with an unknown weapon.
According to reports, Delacruz fled the scene and Romo was also unable to be located. Witnesses were interviewed and detectives determined Delacruz placed Romo’s body in his pick-up truck and dumped it at an unknown location.
Workers in the area of the 16600 block of Hellman Avenue located Romo’s deceased body in a field on Saturday, June 4, just before 3 p.m.
With continued investigation, detectives located Delacruz hiding in a resident in the 17300 block in the City of Fontana. On June 5, he was arrested at the West Valley Detention Center for murder.
The motive for the homicide is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Chino Police Department at (909) 628-1234.