Man arrested after calling for a welfare check

Peter Rodriquez, 38, of San Jose, California [Image credit: San Jose Police Department]

On Saturday, January 25th, the San Jose Police Department received a call for a welfare check at 5:24 AM form an individual that stated they had not spoken to the resident "for several hours."


When they arrived at the specified residence, they found an adult female inside dead from multiple stab wounds.  Her identity has not been released by authorities pending notification of next of kin.


During their investigation, homicide detectives identified 38 year old Peter Rodriguez as both the suspect and the individual that had placed the call to authorities requesting a welfare check.


Rodriguez was booked into the  Santa Clara County Jail on a single charge of murder.  He is being held without bond and his first court appearance was scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday the 29th.


The investigation is ongoing as authorities have yet to establish either a motive or a relationship between the suspect and his victim.


The San Jose Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Isidro Bagon or Detective Ramon Sanchez of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.


Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.