San Bernardino police are probing whether this week's fatal stabbing of a transient had any connection to his status as a registered sex offender.
"We have nothing verifiable at this point," said Lt. Jarrod Burguan, "but we'd be remiss if we weren't at least looking into the possibility."
Javier Jesus Gonzales, 53, was found wounded inside his truck at Evans and F streets just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. He later died at local hospital.
Detectives determined that Gonzales had been fighting with two men in front of a home near 13th and F streets, about four blocks away, minutes earlier. Witnesses reported seeing one of the men stab Gonzales in the upper body, causing him to flee in his truck.
No arrests have been made. Gonzales is registered with the state as a result of a 1987 conviction of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, records show. He was required to check in with authorities once a month. ..Source.. by PE.com