Man Found Hanged at Port of Oakland Was Homicide Suspect

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:55:56 -0800

SAN LEANDRO (KRON)--A man whose body was found hanging at the Port of Oakland over the weekend has been identified as a suspect in a homicide that took place in San Leandro on Friday.

Police say at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, the body of 19-year-old Henry Leon was found hanging from a structure off of Maritime Street. Police say the incident is being investigated as a suicide.

According to police, Leon was a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl Friday evening. Police say the stabbing was reported at about 6:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue in San Leandro and that the victim was the mother of Leon's 9-month-old baby. According to police, officers found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the torso. Police say despite efforts by medical personnel to save her, the victim died from her injuries.

The girl's name has not been released.

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