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published: Thursday, June 21, 2012
HCSO seeking leads in 2010 stabbing death
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING -- The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is requesting leads in an ongoing investigation of a homicide that occurred Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. On that day deputies responded to a residence located on Dolphin Drive in Sebring where Anthony Santiago, 37, had been stabbed. The victim required immediate medical attention and was taken to a local hospital, where he later died of these wounds.
At the time of the original investigation, a suspect was identified who was an illegal alien with several aliases. The subject's name is Alfredo Alvareze also known as Alfredo Sanchez and Alfredo Alvarez Sanchez. He is described as a 38-year-old Hispanic male with balding hair, approximately 5-foot-8 and weighing approximately 175 pounds.
Currently there is an active warrant for second degree murder and child neglect for Alvareze. He should be considered armed and dangerous. The HCSO is working with United States Immigration Officials and the United States Marshal's Service to find Alvareze.
Anyone having information relating to this investigation is asked to contact HCSO Det. Anthony McGann at 863-402-7250 or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. Anonymity is guaranteed.
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