5 arrested on suspicion of killing man, leaving body in San Juan Capistrano creek

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities arrested five people Friday in connection to a man found stabbed to death in a creek bed in San Juan Capistrano.

Ashkan Dezhangfard, 22, of San Juan Capistrano; Ryan Huebnar, 20, of Laguna Niguel; Siavish Hosseinaliarhani, 18, of Laguna Niguel; Angelica Shiabata, 28, and Brion Hyde, 22, both of San Juan Capistrano, were arrested.

All five suspects were booked on suspicion of murder and conspiracy at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail each.

Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators said around 11:10 p.m. on July 13 a man was found dead in the creek at the end of Trabuco Creek Road.

The Orange County coroner found traumatic injuries consistent to a stabbing on the man's body and ruled it a homicide. During the investigation, the man was identified as Alvaro Rios, 38, of Perris. He had been reported missing the day before he was found.

Investigators then prepared and served search warrants on cars and residences in Orange County, which eventually led to the arrest of the five suspects.

They are all scheduled to appear in court Monday. The investigation is ongoing.
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