Boyfriend arrested in missing San Jose woman homicide case

A man named Esmid Valentine Pedraza from Hawyard, Calif. was arrested on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 on suspicion of killing a missing San Jose woman. (KGO-TV)

Police arrested a man Wednesday accused of killing a missing San Jose woman named Stacey Aguilar. The suspect has been identified as the victim's 23-year-old boyfriend, Esmid Valentine Pedraza, a resident of unincorporated Hayward.

Aguilar disappeared last week after leaving a party with on Silva Avenue near Jackson Street in Hayward.

Residents said she left with Pedraza and was unharmed.

On Monday, Hayward police said Aguilar's body was found at noon on Saturday in a rural area off Morrison Canyon Road in Fremont.

Neighbors told ABC7 News they called police nine times because of a rowdy house party.

The Alameda County Coroner has completed an autopsy, but cannot release a cause of death at this time.

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