Authorities in San Jose, California, are currently investigating the deaths of two individuals found inside a residence on Friday afternoon. The San Jose Police Department has classified the case as a double homicide. Officers were initially dispatched to the 1600 block of Parkmoor Avenue in the Buena Vista neighborhood of West San Jose for a welfare check. However, they made a disturbing discovery upon arrival. At the home, a grandmother and her 6-year-old grandson were both found dead.
According to a neighbor, Jose Sanchez, he heard distressing cries of “He’s dead! He’s dead!” around noon or 12:30 p.m. Sanchez, who has been a resident of the area for years, expressed his disbelief upon learning about the tragic incident so close to his home. Law enforcement swiftly cordoned off the Vista apartment complex, establishing a command center. Aerial footage captured by a KPIX helicopter revealed the scene, which unfolded parallel to Interstate 280.
Sanchez shared that he was familiar with one of the victims, the vivacious 6-year-old boy who had formed friendships with many of the neighbors. The child’s exuberant personality and boisterous playfulness made him a well-known figure in the community.
The San Jose Police Department has refrained from disclosing specific details regarding the motive behind the incident or whether a suspect is currently in custody. The tragic loss of a young life has left neighbors devastated.
Authorities have announced that further information regarding the case will be released early next week. This incident marks the 23rd and 24th homicides in San Jose for the year 2023.