Man found hanged at port was murder suspect

January 30, 2012 7:53:26 PM PST
A man found hanged at the Port of Oakland on Saturday afternoon has been identified as a suspect in a Friday homicide in San Leandro.

The body of Henry Leon, 19, of Oakland, was discovered hanging from a structure off of Maritime Street at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, an Oakland police officer said.

Police are investigating the death as a suicide.

Leon was a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl in San Leandro on Friday evening.

That stabbing that was reported around 6:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue, San Leandro police said. Responding officers found a girl suffering from multiple stab wounds to her torso.

Despite efforts by police and emergency medical personnel to save her, the girl died from her injuries. Her name has not yet been released.

Police said Leon was in a relationship with the victim and was the father of their 9-month-old baby.