MODESTO - Police have arrested a suspect accused of being responsible for the murder of a man who was found dead in his car.
Late Sunday night a Modesto Police sergeant was patrolling the area of Tioga and Legion Park drives when he noticed a suspicious vehicle. The sergeant attempted to contact a man who was inside but discovered he was deceased.
The victim was identified as 55 year old Steve Monkhouse. Authorities believe he was inside his vehicle parked in the field when he was assaulted with a knife.
The investigation led police to 25 year old Michael Christopher Suarez of Modesto. Police arrested Suarez Wednesday, and authorities say they attribute his capture to the community that helped identify him.
Suarez faces Murder and other charges and is expected to appear in court Friday.