Salinas man dies from injuries after being attacked, suspects sought

Suspects left in BMW

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas Police say they are investigating a homicide, after a man was beat to death.

They say on the night of October 26th, officers responded to the 1100 block of John Street for a report of a male being beaten by multiple subjects.

When officers arrived, they found 47-year-old Ventura Guzman Urias unconscious, with significant facial injuries. Mr. Urias was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Medical staff worked diligently, but unfortunately on October 31, 2019, he died from his injuries.

Detectives were able to determine Mr. Urias was followed by three males in hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans, possibly in their early 20's. They say eventually, the three males assaulted Mr. Urias and robbed him of his property.

The three suspects then left westbound on John Street and entered a black BMW 3-Series with tinted windows.

The vehicle appeared to be a 2012 or newer model. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information that can help with this homicide investigation, please contact Detective Justin Heckman at (831) 758-7323; or email him at If you would like to remain anonymous, please call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.

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