Hector Funez-Canales still at large after fatal Aurora stabbing (5)

This past Friday night, a fatal stabbing took place within the confines of an apartment complex located on the 1300 block of North Moline Street in Aurora.

By yesterday, investigators with the Aurora Police Department had narrowed down their suspect list to one: Hector Funez-Canales, age 28.

Thus far, however, knowing the identity of their quarry hasn't helped the APD fit him with a pair of cuffs. Get details below.

The 1300 block of North Moline in Aurora.
The 1300 block of North Moline in Aurora.

At around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, according to the APD, police were called to the aforementioned apartment on a report of a "disturbance."

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This turned out to be a considerable understatements. Officers soon found a thus-far unidentified adult male lying in a hallway and leaking badly from at least one stab wound. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but not in time; he didn't respond to treatment and subsequently died.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, police didn't name a suspect, but they did ID a suspicious vehicle -- a beige 1996 Toyota 4-Runner that turned out to be fairly easy to find. That same day, investigators located the ride and impounded it.

Then, yesterday, Funez-Canales was officially named as a suspect -- and given the mug shot released at the time, he's clearly had some experience posing for a jail photographer.

Thus far, no information about Funez-Canales's potential whereabouts has been shared. But anyone who either witnessed the crime or has details about it is encouraged to phone Detective Tom Wilson at 303-739-6711 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

Here's a larger look at Funez-Canales's current booking photo.

Hector Funez-Canales.
Hector Funez-Canales.

More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Spencer Crawford and Angus Gaudin's murder: LSA, moonshine...and a machete? (3)."


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