Police investigate murder of "The Church Man"

May 13, 2011 1:57:50 PM PDT
Santa Clara police are investigating the murder of "The Church Man," a resident known in the community for regularly attending church and always carrying a Bible with him.

Luis Enrique Tavara, 62, was found bleeding in the 3400 block of Lafayette Street around 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, police said.

Santa Clara firefighters responded to administer CPR, but Tavara was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Cummins at (408) 615-4800. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call (408) 615-4826.

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