On June 18, 2020, at approximately 9:50 a.m. detectives located and arrested 35-year-old Enrique Cienfuegos of Long Beach in the City of Compton. Enrique Cienfuegos was attending a court hearing on an unrelated matter at the time of his arrest.
Evidence has identified Enrique Cienfuegos as the suspect in a stabbing death that took place on April 6, 2020. He was booked into the Long Beach City jail on one count of murder and is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., detectives located and arrested 33-year-old Daniel Cienfuegos of Long Beach outside a residence. Daniel is Enrique's sibling. Daniel was booked into the Long Beach City jail on one count of witness intimidation and one count of accessory after the fact. Both counts are a result of evidence revealing Daniel's involvement in intimidating any potential witnesses to the stabbing not to come forward. The second count is a result of detectives collecting evidence Daniel was aware of the murder and assisted his sibling in avoiding or escaping from arrest, trial, concealing evidence, avoiding capture, or avoiding prosecution. He is currently being held on $500,000 bail.
Detectives expect to present their case on both suspects to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office early next week for filing consideration.
Original News Release Published 4/07/20:
On April 06, 2020, at approximately 5:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Zona Court regarding an unknown trouble call which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a male adult victim who appeared to be suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene. The victim is only being identified as a 60-year-old male resident of Long Beach, pending notification to next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with an unknown subject(s) prior to officers being dispatched. The exact motive for the incident is currently unknown.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia and Travis Harris 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.