SJ police arrest February homicide suspect

March 25, 2011 7:32:32 PM PDT
A 22-year-old San Jose man was arrested Friday morning in connection with a February homicide, according to San Jose police.

Jonathan Quinn Wafer was arrested as a suspect in the Jan. 28 murder of Brian Mathew Hays, who was found bleeding from the face in the 2700 block of Aborn Road. Hays was treated at a local hospital but died on Feb. 6 as a result of his injuries, according to police.

Police located Wafer at about 7 a.m. near the intersection of Quimby Road and Capitol Expressway, police said.

Examining physical evidence, Hays' injuries and witness statements, detectives identified Wafer as a suspect, police said. Wafer was booked into Santa Clara County Jail Friday.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Rafael Nieves or Detective Sgt. Merlin Newton of the police homicide unit at (408) 277-5283.

Anonymous tipsters can call Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or visit

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