On April 18, 2020, at approximately 3:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a local hospital regarding an unresponsive patient with suspicious injuries, which later resulted in the death of a female adult.
Upon arrival, officers learned the Long Beach Fire Department originally responded to a female patient who was non-responsive at a residence in the 2800 block of Pacific Avenue. The patient was transported to a local hospital where fire personnel observed suspicious injuries to her upper torso. The patient was identified as 32-year-old Long Beach resident Yesenia Carnes.
Due to the severity of the injuries, officers initiated an investigation and notified the Homicide Detail. Homicide detectives responded to the hospital and the residence the same morning to investigate. Yesenia succumbed to her injuries the following day.
The investigation ultimately revealed Yesenia was at home with her husband, 32-year-old Long Beach resident Alexandro Carnes, when Alexandro physically assaulted Yesenia. A thorough investigation by detectives, combined with reports from the Department of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, determined the death was a result of the physical assault. Although a motive is currently unknown, the incident is being investigated as domestic violence.
On November 5, 2020, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department responded to the residence of Alexandro and arrested him without incident.
Alexandro Carnes was booked on one count of murder and is currently being held in the Long Beach jail on $2,000,000 bail. Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office early next week for filing consideration.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia, Donald Collier, or Juan Carlos Reyes at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.