Father Allegedly Kills Underage Daughter’s Adult Boyfriend

AP, Feb. 23, 2006

LOS ANGELES—An enraged father allegedly stabbed to death his 14-year-old daughter’s 27-year-old boyfriend after the man professed his love for the girl and said he wanted to take her to Mexico, police said.

Efrain Ramos, 38, and two other people were arrested Tuesday for investigation of murder in the killing of Anselmo Sanchez-Reyes, whose body remained unidentified for a week after it was found.

“It’s a very interesting case,” LAPD homicide detective Mike Coffey said.

The victim’s body didn’t have any identification when it was found Feb. 12 on a North Hollywood street. Three days later, a Van Nuys resident reported his brother was missing, and police identified him as Sanchez-Reyes.

Police learned he often drank with Ramos and Ramos’ sister, Maria, who told investigators neither she nor her brother were happy that Sanchez-Reyes was dating the girl.

Authorities allege that Sanchez-Reyes was stabbed to death while he and Efrain Ramos fought in the Ramos’ apartment.

Efrain Ramos, Maria Ramos, 29, and a family friend, Dolores Gomez, 27, were arrested for investigation of murder. The women allegedly helped remove Sanchez-Reyes’ body from the apartment and put it in a vehicle.

Efrain Ramos is being held without bail, while the women are being held on $1 million bail each.

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