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Navy officer found dead in his San Diego apartment

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Homicide detectives from the San Diego Police Department are investigating the case of a Navy officer found dead inside his Mission Valley apartment.

Ensign Jonathan Jake Tenorio, 25, a native of Guam and a recent graduate of the Naval Academy, was found Sunday morning in his apartment, with a blood trail leading from the body. Although no cause of death has been determined, police noted that he appeared to have been stabbed.

Police went to the apartment after receiving a call from his roommate saying he had found Tenorio dead that morning.

Tenorio had been serving as a surface warfare officer on the guided-missile cruiser Bunker Hill, Navy officials said. He had graduated from the Naval Academy last year.

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Tenorio’s father, Joe Tenorio, told the Pacific News Center that his son’s wife and four brothers had just returned from visiting him in San Diego. ‘He’s very respectful,’ he said of his dead son. ‘He has a beautiful wife and she’s very respectful also. We’re very, very close; we’re a tight-knit family.’

The Navy is cooperating with police in the investigation, Navy officials said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego


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