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Man arrested in 1988 killing of Cypress man who had gone to meet friends in Fontana

A 63-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested at his home last week after a murder charge was filed again him in the death of a Cypress man who went missing in 1988, authorities said.

On June 8 of that year, Angel Martinez, 52, was reported missing by his wife. He had left home to meet with friends in Fontana and never arrived, said Officer Jason Delair, a spokesman for the Fontana Police Department.

His body was found two weeks later in La Paz County, Arizona.

Following forensic testing, authorities zeroed in on a suspect.

On March 15, Fontana police traveled to De Pere, Wisconsin, where the suspect, Kelvin Keith Emmons, 63, was arrested at his home. Information on how authorities were able to identify the suspect and a motive for the killing were not released by authorities.

Emmons was awaiting extradition to San Bernardino County.

“This arrest is a testament to our commitment to justice for victims and their families,” Fontana Police Chief Michael Dorsey said in a statement. “I want to thank all those who worked on this case over the years for their dedication and hard work.”

Source: Orange County Register

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